Hammett Grove - This community is located just
north of the Pacolet River and off of the
Pacolet Cowpens highway. The community is named after Captain Charles B.
Hammett. Mr. Hammett had developed a gold mine in
the vicinity. Hammett Grove is also located close to the old Native American soapstone quarries. Early in
the 1900’s, Hammett Grove was connected to the Bethesda Community by a bridge
across the Pacolet River. This bridge was destroyed by a flood. The pier
for the bridge is still standing.
See photo in http://slobotabouttown.com/pacolet_soapstone_quarry.html.
In the 1950’s some of the steel or iron for the bridge could still be seen.
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 adress is:
1311 Jahnz Ave.
Summerville, SC 29485