Burgess Town and Keg Town

Burgess Town - This little community is located on the Cowpens-Pacolet Road ( State Road S-42-810) about one quarter of a mile from the Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church. In the 1950’s, there was an old brick store building still standing on the left side of the road. I don’t ever remember it being open. It must have closed in the 1930’s or early 1940’s. Don’t know if the community took its name from this store or the Burgess family in the vicinity. 
   
Keg Town - This community was located just outside of the Pacolet Mills village on the Gaffney Highway (Hwy 150). The main feature in the 1940’s and 1950’s was Whitlock’s Store. It was on the north side of the intersection of Hwy 150 and Short Drive. The name Keg Town is supposedly from the fact that at one time there were several saloons there. If so, these were all gone by the 1940’s.  At one time, Hwy 150 was a winding road that went from Keg Town down hill to Brown’s Branch along what is now known as Love Lane. Sometime around the 1960’s, Hwy 150 was straightened to its present route and the old Brown’s Branch bridge was replaced.

 

 
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