Saluda

Saluda County was founded in 1895 from lands previously belonging to Edgefield County.

Saluda County was founded in 1895 from lands previously belonging to Edgefield County. The county and its seat are both named after the Saluda River, which comprises one of the county’s borders. Notable Saluda County locals include William Barret Travis and James Butler Bonham, both whom played key roles in the Alamo.

Cherokee Indians inhabited Saluda County first. However, they eventually ceded their control of the land to the British via treaty in 1755. Soon after the signing of this treaty, the Cherokee Indians moved north, while Scotch-Irish and English settlers began to come to the area.

Historically, Saluda County served as a mountain resort town for “Summer People”: South Carolinians and Georgians from the Midlands and Lowlands looking to escape the heat. Today, the economy relies more heavily on the advanced manufacturing, research, and chemical industries.

SOURCES: Key Industries. Accessed June 10, 2016.  |  Saluda History. Accessed June 10, 2016.

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Asparagus | South Carolina Public Radio
Asparagus | South Carolina Public Radio

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"A" is for Asparagus. Asparagus was an important cash crop in South Carolina from the 1910s until the mid-1930s. With cotton prices low and the boll weevil creeping closer, farmers in the "Ridge"...
Idella Bodie | A Literary Tour of South Carolina
Idella Bodie | A Literary Tour of South Carolina

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Born in Ridge Spring and living most of her life in the Aiken area, Idella Bodie, who holds a degree in English from Columbia College, has been writing for young readers for more than thirty years...
Maria Rosa-Garcia Photos | Digital Traditions
Maria Rosa-Garcia Photos | Digital Traditions

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Ms. Maria Rosa-Garcia is a traditional folk dancer from Mexico. She learned the art as a child from her family and currently teaches young children how to dance at a church in Saluda County, South...