Pumpkintown, South Carolina

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Pumpkintown, South Carolina
Unincorporated community
Pumpkintown, South Carolina is located in South Carolina
Pumpkintown, South Carolina
Location of Pumpkintown in South Carolina
Coordinates: 35°00′10″N 82°39′10″W / 35.00278°N 82.65278°W / 35.00278; -82.65278
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Pickens County
Settled 1745
Elevation[1] 958 ft (292 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1250271[1]
Other names Pumpkin Town
Punkin Town[1]

Pumpkintown is an unincorporated community in Pickens County, South Carolina, on State Highway 8 northwest of Greenville.


The community was settled before 1791, and was originally called "Pumpkin Town", named by an anonymous early traveler who was impressed at seeing the nearby Oolenoy River valley covered with large yellow pumpkins.[2]