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Q What is the history of Pontiac, SC?
Pontiac, SC, began as a post office called Jacobs Station. The name was changed on the eve of World War I so as to avoid confusion with a town in North Carolina. A resident named R. Beverly Herbert, Sr., selected the name Pontiac after perusing an advertisement for Pontiac automobiles. In the 1930s and 1940s Seaboard Air Line trains stopped there.
The State, October 15, 2003; John Hammond Moore, Columbia and Richland County: A South Carolina Community, 1740-1990