Raeford is located in Hoke County, North Carolina, United States of America. Raeford is a small city with a population of just 3500 residents and an area of 3.8 square miles. It is also the county seat of Hoke County. The area in which Raeford is located was settled in the 18th century by John McRae and A.A. Williford, the owners of the two businesses in town - a distillery and a general store. They named the city taking one syllable from each of their names. In our time, many of the descendants of the first settlers still live in Raeford. Other notable past or present residents include novelist Charles O'Neal and musician Robert Brown.
Top Attractions within Raeford
Bayonet at Puppy Creek is a great public golf course located in Raeford. The terrain is large and it even includes water hazards. Bayonet is held in an excellent condition and is a favorite of Raeford locals not only because of the course itself, but also thanks to the great restaurant within its area.
Raeford Hoke Museum is dedicated to preserve the heritage of the town. The museum is located in one of the oldest homes in the area. If you want to learn more about the people who live and of those who used to live in Raeford and Hoke County, visit this museum.
Smith Lake Riding Stables is another attraction of Raeford. If you want to spend a beautiful day in the middle of the nature and to enjoy riding lessons, check this place. It is also appropriate for children, so, if you travel with your family, the kids will surely love it.
Fuller's Old Fashioned Bar-B-Q is a famous restaurant located near Raeford. It offers great cooked southern food. The restaurant has its own pit cooked barbeque and the portions are large and delicious.