The Goucher Community
Goucher - This is an old and
historic community. Its most prominent feature is the Goucher Baptist Church which traces its
origins back to before the Revolutionary War. Fort Thicketty, the site of a
Revolutionary War action, is located almost within sight of the Church.
In the 1940’s there was a big cotton gin that stood at the intersection
of the Gaffney Highway (Hwy 150) and the Asbury Highway (Hwy 211).
Also, during the 1940’s and
1950’s Mr. Roland Brown had a big
store located on Hwy. 150. It was very near the intersection of Hwy 150
and the Old Quarter Round Road (S-11-113). In about 1940, my
Ransom Teaster, bought an old house and farm on the Asbury Highway Hwy
the Goucher Community. (I remember that in about 1941, I went with him
a shopping trip to Mr. Brown’s store in a horse and wagon. The four
round trip took us almost all day.) My Dad bought this farm in 1952 and
built a new house. My family lived there until 1955.
The actual boundaries of what constitutes the Goucher
are hard to determine. Some folks believe that Goucher starts as soon
you cross Brown's Branch. Others think that it is only the area close
the Church. The following map is what I remembered being described as
in the olden days.
This web site has been
started as a public service to share the story of Pacolet. The web
master and person to contact about putting information on the web site
is me, Gerald Teaster. Contact me at:
or by telephone at (843) 873-8117. My regular mail
1311 Jahnz Ave.
Summerville, SC 29485