Pumpkintown, South Carolina

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Pumpkintown, South Carolina
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
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountyPickens County
Settled1745
Elevation958 ft (292 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1250271[1]
Other namesPumpkin Town
Punkin Town[1]

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

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pumpkintown
  2. ^ "Historic Markers Across South Carolina - Pumpkintown". Latitude 34 North. Retrieved September 25, 2016.