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Saluda County Genealogy

Saluda County was formed in 1895 from Edgefield County. Initially, the name was to be Butler County. The county seat is Saluda and it was named for the Saluda River which is one of the counties boundaries. The term Saluda came from the Cherokee and means River of Corn. This area was inhabited by the Cherokee Indians before European settlement. William Travis, hero of the Alamo was born in what became Saluda County, as was James Butler Bonham.

In 1755, the English signed the Saluda Old Town treaty with the Cherokee in what is now Saluda County. George Washington stayed overnight in what would become Saluda County in 1791 at a home near Ridge Spring.

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Saluda County Historical Society
P.O. Box 22
Saluda, SC 29138


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