Pumpkin Center and Harvey Town
Pumpkin Center - This
little community, almost always pronounced “Punkin
Center”, is located just outside of Pacolet Station on
the old Jonesville highway and along the railroad. The
town and its name go back to events involved in WW II.
Read the interesting story at The Birth of Pumpkin
Harvey Town - This neighborhood is of recent
origin. It was built about 1950 by the Harvey Family and
it was a planned development. I believe even when it was
built that it was in the city limits of Pacolet Station.
The area where the houses are now was all open farmland.
I remember my Dad drilling a well there about 1950 and
it was just a large open field with one
dirt road going through it. (I learned to drive at that
well. I drove one
of my Dad’s 2 ton trucks out the dirt road and over the
fields. My driving instruction consisted of my Dad
showing me the gears, telling me how to start the big
truck and the admonition “Don’t hit anything.” He was a
great believer in “Learning by Doing”.)
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