South Carolina: Saluda County

Saluda County (pop. 19,875) is northeast of Edgefield County. It’s the only Saluda County in the U.S.

It was named for the 200-mile Saluda River, which was named for an Indian tribe that lived along its banks. It is a tributary of the Congaree River – which joins the Santee River and flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

Santee River watershed

The county seat is Saluda (pop. 3,565).

Saluda County Courthouse

The Saluda Theater opened in 1936, closed as a movie theater in 1981, and is now the home of the Saluda Players.

On the National Register of Historic Places

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