Historic Markers Across South Carolina


Marker ID: SCHM 39-8
Location: Pumpkintown Rd. (S.C. Hwy. 8), near its intersection with Table Rock Rd. (S.C. Hwy. 288), Pumpkintown, SC
County: Pickens
Coordinates: N 35° 0.142    W 082° 39.083
  35.00236666    -82.65138333
Style: Free Standing **


This community, settled before 1800, was named "Pumpkin Town" by an anonymous early traveler awed by the sight of the Oolenoy Valley covered with huge yellow pumpkins. It and Pickens Court House (Old Pickens) were the only two towns in present-day Pickens County in 1791. The many tourists who visited nearby Table Rock Mtn. often stayed at William Sutherland´s inn at Pumpkintown.

Erected by the Pumpkintown Heritage Corridor Group, 2000