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PUMPKIN, TEXAS

San Jacinto County, East Texas
Near the junction of State Highway 150 and FM 2693
About 10 Miles WSW of Coldspring
Population: 000150 (2000)

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Pumpkin TX Highway Sign
Pumpkin TX Highway Sign
TE Photo, 2010

History on a Pinhead

The community was named after the nearby creek of the same name. Situated in the Sam Houston National Forest, it is thought to have developed in the last quarter of the 19th Century.

While its early history has been largely forgotten, it maintained its own store well into the 20th century. A volunteer fire department remains for the scattered residences.

PUMPKIN, TEXAS

by d.knape

No one goes to Pumpkin
too far off the beaten track,

it don't even have a pumpkin
can you imagine that,

but take the road to Pumpkin anyway
the scenery's exquisite,

keep your eye peeled for the road sign
if not you just might miss it.

© d.knape
November 1, 2014

Pumpkin TX  closed store
Former Store
TE Photo, 2010
Well-tended horses in Pumpkin TX
Well-tended horses in Pumpkin
TE Photo, 2010
Pumpkin TX -Punkin Church Rd sign
Signage in the local dialect
TE Photo, 2010
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