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 Center.

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”.)

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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:
gteaster@pacoletmemories.com or by telephone at (843) 873-8117.  My regular mail adress is:
1311 Jahnz Ave.
Summerville, SC 29485

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