PUMPKIN, TEXAS. Pumpkin is a small rural community located near the junction of Farm Road 2693 and State Highway 150 about ten miles west-southwest of Coldspring in west central San Jacinto County. This settlement in the Sam Houston National Forest probably began in the late 1800s and was named for a nearby creek. Highway maps in the 1930s showed homes in the area. By the late twentieth century Pumpkin had a store, a church, and a volunteer fire department. In 2000 the population was 150.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Laurie E. Jasinski, "PUMPKIN, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlp66), accessed May 18, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.