Pageland is a town in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,760 at the 2010 census. It is home to the annual Pageland Watermelon Festival. Pageland's water tower features a watermelon on the tank, highlighting the importance of watermelons to the local economy.
|Pageland, South Carolina|
Downtown Pageland, 2011
|Nickname(s): Watermelon Capital of the World|
Location of Pageland, South Carolina
Pageland is located in northwestern Chesterfield County at (34.771272, -80.391630).U.S. Route 601 passes through the town, leading north 18 miles (29 km) to Monroe, North Carolina, and southwest 20 miles (32 km) to Kershaw. Charlotte, North Carolina, is 41 miles (66 km) to the northwest via US 601 and US 74. South Carolina Highway 9 leads east from Pageland 19 miles (31 km) to Chesterfield and west 23 miles (37 km) to Lancaster. South Carolina Highway 151 leads south 8 miles (13 km) to Jefferson.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Pageland has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.4 km2), of which 4.4 square miles (11.3 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.97%, is water.
The town's youth and children are provided with an education through the Chesterfield County School District as well as a private Christian school.
Northeastern Technical College, part of the South Carolina Technical College System, has a branch in Pageland.