Pacolet Place Names and Locations
(This list was composed and furnished by Don Camby.)
Across the River or On the Other Side
of the River - terms used to tell direction because Pacolet Mills was
divided by the Pacolet River.
Back Line – Walker Street.
The Bank – Dirt and rock hill between Milliken Street and
Short Line that rose higher than the roofs of the houses
on Short Line; the rocks were actually
huge boulders, parts of which sometimes broke away and
rolled to the base
of the Bank at the back of the houses on Short Line.
The Bend – Part of Pacolet
River that makes a big curve below the Lower Mill (Mill No. 3).
The Big Pot Hole – In Pacolet
River below Lower Mill
(Mill No. 3) between the Little Island and the
Boss Line – Mill supervisors’ housing in Victor Park.
Brown’s Alley – Rental housing for Blacks near where the railroad tracks crossed Jerusalem Road.
Can Holler – Area down the
hill from Back Line; location of Bonner’s Store, “Pug”
Guyton’s Barber Shop, “Fat” Gregory’s
Pool Hall and “Hunk” Gossett’s Store.
Can Holler Hill – Hill from Back Line to Can Holler.
The Cat Holes – Tunnel-like area that the road passed
through at the Lower Mill
(Mill No.3) and also the short underpass under the railroad tracks near the Upper Mill(Mill No.5) boiler
Company Barn (Livery Stable) – Located between Short Line
and the Cloth
Room; stable for the mules used by the mill company before it
started using trucks; also contained two jail cells.
Company Pasture – Area behind
Cleveland Street used by mill employees for raising
Company Store – Grocery store
& department store owned and operated by the mill
company on the middle level of the Hall.
Cook Line –Housing area for Blacks near Brown Mill Road.
The Corn Field – Area bounded by Brown’s
Baptist Church and Limestone and Green Streets.
The Duck Pond – Dammed-up area of the creek below Pacolet Mills Elementary
The Filling Station – A
combination gas station
and lunch counter located in the Flat
Pacolet River Bridge.
The Flat – Area near the Upper Mill (Mill No. 5) and
the Pacolet River Bridge.
The Flat Rock – Area on the Pacolet
upriver from the Upper Mill
The Golf Course – 9 hole course in pasture behind Dr.
Hill’s house (built by mill workers).
The Hall – The YMCA building
a gymnasium (later a skating
rink), a post office,
shop, a duck pins bowling alley and pool hall on the
top level; a grocery
store, movie theater,
jewelry store, drug store and
store on the middle level; and a girls’
club on the bottom level; all three levels could be
entered from street
Harvey Town –Housing at
Pacolet Station built by
the “Cat” Harvey
The Holler – Woods bounded by the Cloth Room, Upper Mill
boiler room, Cotton Shed, Hotel Hill, Boss Line, Milliken
Street and Short Line.
The Hotel – Victor Inn.
Hotel Hill – Hill between
Victor Park and the Upper Mill
(Mill No. 5) where the Victor
Inn was located.
Indian Head Rock – Rock that had an Indian head carved on
it; located upriver from the Upper
Mill (Mill No. 5) on bank of
the Pacolet River.
Keg Town – Area past Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church;
location of Whitlock’s Store.
Kirby Springs – Location of mill village water system pump
house at the Mill Ball Park.
The Little Island –Small island at the end of the Lower Mill (Mill No. 3) tail
The Little Pot Hole – In Pacolet
River below Lower Mill
(Mill No. 3) near the Big Pot Hole.
Lower Mill (Mill No. 3)
– Also known as
the Old Mill ; mill that was not completely
washed away in the Flood.
Marysville – Area near Benjamin E. Mays School
by the mill company for Black mill employees.
Mill Ball Park – Baseball
park built by
the mill company; located at the end of Brewster
Norman Brown’s pasture – Pastureland near Granite Street;
owned by Norman Brown.
Pacolet Mills – Mill
village where textile
mills were located; originally known as Trough or Trough Shoals.
Pacolet Station – Town
Pacolet Mills; location of the railroad
hence the name, Pacolet Station.
Punkin Center –Housing
on Old Union
Highway south of Pacolet
Red Hill – Area past Can Holler;
the Pacolet Church of God.
The River – The Pacolet River
the mill village.
River Road – Dirt road that went through the Company
Pasture to the Trash Hole and
then to the
Short Line – Cameron Street.
Shorty’s Pond – Dammed-up area of Can Holler
The Sliding Rocks – Rocks near the Upper Mill
(Mill No. 5) dam; used to slide on while swimming in
the Pacolet River.
The Tail Race – Rock wall built out into the Pacolet River from the Lower Mill (Mill No. 3); had
a steel ladder
so people could climb down and fish from it. There was one
at the Upper Mill that (Mill No. 5)
was not as accessible.
The Three Trees – Deep part of Can
behind Back Line.
Tight Wad – Area
and Cleveland Streets meet.
Tin Top Alley – Rental houses for Blacks behind Brown’s
Store at Pacolet Station.
The Trash Hole – Area of the Company Pasture where collected
garbage was dumped.
The Trestle – Elevated section of railroad
behind the Mill Ball Park.
Trough Shoals – Shoals on
the Pacolet River near
the mill village of Pacolet
Mills and from which the original name
of the mill village was taken.
Upper Mill (Mill No. 5) –
as the New Mill; replaced the mills washed away in the Flood.
West’s Pond – Pond on the left of the railroad
tracks on the Pacolet
Station side of the
Victor Park -
Park-like area where
mill supervisors’ housing was located.
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