was the first business establishment in what is now known as Pacolet Station. It was located on the stagecoach
road from Spartanburg to Columbia. This was an important road in early times
and on some maps is called Tolleson's Road. Part of the railroad line between Columbia and Spartanburg
was built right beside this road at a later date. The stagecoach road
in Pacolet Station ran where Main Street is now. It is believed that
it ran up through what is now Whitestone on
into the city of Spartanburg. In addition to the stagecoach road there were
several other important early roads that went through or close to the Pacolet
Grindal Shoals Road - This road today is known
as the Jerusalem Church Road. However, in Colonial times it was the road
connecting the Grindal Shoals settlement
with the stagecoach road into Spartanburg and was named the Grindal Shoals
Road. It was a very important road. The British army under Tarleton, used
part of this road on the way to the battle of Cowpens.
Quarter Round Road - This is the name for a section of road
in present day southeastern Cherokee County. The road is County Highway 113.
On the west end, the road intersects with South Carolina Highway 150 and
on the east end with South Carolina Highway 211. The road, at one time, provided
access to Easterwood Ford. When Tarleton’s
army crossed the Pacolet River at Easterwood on the morning of January 16
they had to use the eastern part of the Quarter Round Road to get to the
Green River Road. It is not known how the road became to be known as “Quarter
Green River Road - This road ran from Grindal Shoals on the Pacolet River to the
area of the Green River in North Carolina. In South Carolina, the road is
located in what is now Cherokee County. The Battle of Cowpens took place
on, and on both sides, of the road. About five miles from the battle site,
the road crossed the Broad River into North Carolina at the Island Ford.
The road is also sometimes called the Mills Gap Road. In the Goucher Community, this road today is known as the
Goucher School Road.
Georgia Road - This was the road running
from Georgia across upper South Carolina into North Carolina. It entered
present day Spartanburg County when it crossed the Enoree River. This is in
the southwestern part of the county near where South Carolina Highway 417
crosses the river today. The road then ran in a northeasterly direction, crossed
Lawsons Fork Creek at Wofford’s Iron Works. Went on to cross the Pacolet
River near Hurricane Shoals. It then ran on in the same direction across
present day Cherokee County until it crossed the Broad River at the Cherokee
Ford. Western parts of the road were also sometimes referred to as the “Dares
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