SC Photo of the Month – Pageland Farm in Chesterfield County

Pageland is located in northwestern Chesterfield County, halfway between Chesterfield and Lancaster. A few families lived in the area as early as 1788, but the town itself was not formed until the Cheraw-Lancaster Railroad built a depot here in 1904.

— Pageland Farm © Chris Austin

In 1907, 157 residents signed a petition to incorporate the area and named it Pageland after Adolphus High "Dolly" Page. Page was the C&L engineer responsible for bringing the railroad through town.

The railroad no longer exists, but Pageland's close proximity to Charlotte still brings many travelers its way. Several large industries and distribution centers have set up shop in Pageland, and there is a collection of small businesses downtown.

— Pageland Farm © Chris Austin

Importantly, this rural community is also home to many farms, such as the one pictured above. Its sandy soil is particularly well-suited for growing melons and peaches. Known as the "Watermelon Capitol of the World," Pageland hosts the Watermelon Festival each July to celebrate this delicious summertime treat!

Many thanks to Chris Austin for sharing these pictures he took in 2012.

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South Carolina's September Calendar of Events

Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival - site no longer available
Myrtle Beach – August 31 - September 2, 2012

This family-friendly event features local and regional chefs who will be cooking up lip-smackin' BBQ for festival goers to sample. There will also be live entertainment, a kids zone, wake board demonstrations, beer gardens, and a fireworks finale Saturday night!

South Carolina Events
Complete Calendar of Events for September
Statewide – September 1-30, 2012

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