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Community Information: Saluda, NC
Community Information: Saluda, NC
Published: 2017/04/11
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Green River Adventure Saluda North Carolina
Green River Adventure Saluda North Carolina
Published: 2015/09/29
Channel: Point & Shoot Films
Southern Railway at Saluda NC
Southern Railway at Saluda NC
Published: 2014/01/28
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Flashback Friday: NS Saluda grade, Saluda North Carolina  1996
Flashback Friday: NS Saluda grade, Saluda North Carolina 1996
Published: 2017/02/24
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Photo Essay Saluda, NC
Photo Essay Saluda, NC
Published: 2015/12/12
Channel: Katelyn Gregory
A Walk Through Saluda, NC with Betty Anna Thompson Brown
A Walk Through Saluda, NC with Betty Anna Thompson Brown
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: HistoricSaludaNC
Saluda North Carolina Mountain Retreat
Saluda North Carolina Mountain Retreat
Published: 2015/07/28
Channel: P Pegasus
The Gorge Zipline, Saluda, NC
The Gorge Zipline, Saluda, NC
Published: 2013/06/22
Channel: Michael Trufant
The Gorge zipline in Saluda North Carolina.
The Gorge zipline in Saluda North Carolina.
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: Elio DE LA CRUZ Photography
Saluda Coon Dog Days July 9th & 10th Saluda, NC
Saluda Coon Dog Days July 9th & 10th Saluda, NC
Published: 2010/07/13
Channel: ukcdogs
Green River Tubing
Green River Tubing
Published: 2014/08/12
Channel: Chris Frishmuth
M.A. PACE STORE SALUDA NC FOX 21
M.A. PACE STORE SALUDA NC FOX 21
Published: 2017/07/07
Channel: JAMMIN JP
111 Jones Farm Road, Saluda, North Carolina
111 Jones Farm Road, Saluda, North Carolina
Published: 2015/09/22
Channel: WesternNCRealEstate
Drive in Saluda, NC
Drive in Saluda, NC
Published: 2013/03/19
Channel: Casey Dengmanivanh
Coon Dog Day parade, Saluda, NC, Sat. July 8, 2017
Coon Dog Day parade, Saluda, NC, Sat. July 8, 2017
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: Mitch Earle
Pearson
Pearson's Falls, Saluda, North Carolina
Published: 2012/06/24
Channel: RomanticAsheville
THE GORGE zipline
THE GORGE zipline
Published: 2013/08/17
Channel: Neill Cooper
Hometown Spotlight Saluda, NC
Hometown Spotlight Saluda, NC
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: WSPA 7News
Saluda, North Carolina Home for Sale
Saluda, North Carolina Home for Sale
Published: 2008/09/03
Channel: Greg Stiekes
Saluda, NC
Saluda, NC
Published: 2017/11/06
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Orchard Inn and Cottages, Saluda, North Carolina - Resort Reviews
Orchard Inn and Cottages, Saluda, North Carolina - Resort Reviews
Published: 2013/12/03
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The Gorge, Extreme Zip Lining in Saluda, NC
The Gorge, Extreme Zip Lining in Saluda, NC
Published: 2014/05/08
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Bradley Waterfall rappel (canyoneering) trip at Green River Adventures in Saluda, North Carolina
Bradley Waterfall rappel (canyoneering) trip at Green River Adventures in Saluda, North Carolina
Published: 2012/05/05
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Greenville SC to Saluda NC
Greenville SC to Saluda NC
Published: 2014/04/18
Channel: Scott Safier
Greenville Watershed to Saluda NC GSXR1000
Greenville Watershed to Saluda NC GSXR1000
Published: 2015/04/04
Channel: Michael Driscoll
Hometown Spotlight Saluda, NC
Hometown Spotlight Saluda, NC
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: WSPA 7News
Hometown Spotlight Saluda, NC
Hometown Spotlight Saluda, NC
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: WSPA 7News
the gorge. saluda, nc//may 29th, 2016.
the gorge. saluda, nc//may 29th, 2016.
Published: 2016/05/30
Channel: Gray Gaines
Little Bradley Falls - Saluda, NC
Little Bradley Falls - Saluda, NC
Published: 2014/01/06
Channel: Around Lake Lure
Kayaking The Green River Narrows Saluda, NC 2012.wmv
Kayaking The Green River Narrows Saluda, NC 2012.wmv
Published: 2012/06/03
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Saluda NC
Saluda NC
Published: 2016/08/30
Channel: Saluda NC Millie's Retreat
229 Haven Dr., Saluda, NC.  Homes and Land For Sale in the Blue Ridge Mountians of NC.
229 Haven Dr., Saluda, NC. Homes and Land For Sale in the Blue Ridge Mountians of NC.
Published: 2015/05/14
Channel: WesternNCRealEstate
Trip to little bradley falls in Saluda North carolina
Trip to little bradley falls in Saluda North carolina
Published: 2015/02/18
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Pearson Falls, Saluda, NC
Pearson Falls, Saluda, NC
Published: 2015/01/16
Channel: Ruth Ryser
Saluda NC Drive
Saluda NC Drive
Published: 2017/11/24
Channel: Saul Klein
526 Paradise Road, Saluda, NC Presented by 5 Star Real Estate Pros.
526 Paradise Road, Saluda, NC Presented by 5 Star Real Estate Pros.
Published: 2016/11/09
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Green River Kayak 06-15 Saluda, NC.
Green River Kayak 06-15 Saluda, NC.
Published: 2015/06/22
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Cabin made of Poplar Wood in Saluda, North Carolina
Cabin made of Poplar Wood in Saluda, North Carolina
Published: 2007/04/21
Channel: Foster Archer
Menage - Purple Onion, Saluda NC
Menage - Purple Onion, Saluda NC
Published: 2010/02/27
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49th Annual Saluda Coon Dog Days in Saluda, NC
49th Annual Saluda Coon Dog Days in Saluda, NC
Published: 2011/07/12
Channel: ukcdogs
Waterfall on U.S. 176 Between Saluda and Tryon, North Carolina
Waterfall on U.S. 176 Between Saluda and Tryon, North Carolina
Published: 2017/12/24
Channel: Ron Climer
Hometown Spotlight Saluda, NC
Hometown Spotlight Saluda, NC
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: WSPA 7News
Pearson
Pearson's Falls in Saluda North Carolina
Published: 2016/08/28
Channel: Around Lake Lure
Polk County Motorcycle Toy Run Saluda to Columbus North Carolina
Polk County Motorcycle Toy Run Saluda to Columbus North Carolina
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: Ron Climer
Dashcam Road to Orchard Lake near Saluda, NC
Dashcam Road to Orchard Lake near Saluda, NC
Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: Sr. Fox
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Thompson's Store | NC Weekend | UNC-TV
Published: 2016/06/24
Channel: North Carolina Weekend | UNC-TV
Coon Dog Day, Saluda NC 2016
Coon Dog Day, Saluda NC 2016
Published: 2016/07/10
Channel: TRprepper
Saluda, NC Adventure
Saluda, NC Adventure
Published: 2014/10/07
Channel: Julie B.
Ward
Ward's Grill - Saluda, NC
Published: 2010/07/13
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Ziplining at "The Gorge" treetop ziplines, Green River Gorge, Saluda NC
Ziplining at "The Gorge" treetop ziplines, Green River Gorge, Saluda NC
Published: 2013/08/27
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Saluda, North Carolina
City
Location of Saluda, North Carolina
Location of Saluda, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°14′16″N 82°20′49″W / 35.23778°N 82.34694°W / 35.23778; -82.34694Coordinates: 35°14′16″N 82°20′49″W / 35.23778°N 82.34694°W / 35.23778; -82.34694
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Polk, Henderson
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,103 ft (641 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 713
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 706
 • Density 460/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28773
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-58920[2]
GNIS feature ID 0994200[3]
Website saluda.com

Saluda is a city Polk and Henderson counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 713 at the 2010 census.[4] Saluda is famous for sitting at the top of the Norfolk Southern Railway's Saluda Grade, which was the steepest main line standard-gauge railway line in the United States until Norfolk Southern ceased operations on the line in 2001.[5] Saluda is close to the South Carolina state line, between Asheville, North Carolina, and Spartanburg, South Carolina.

History[edit]

Saluda's name came from the Cherokee word Tsaludiyi, meaning "green corn place". The original name of the area was "Pace's Ridge", from the Pace family who inhabited the area. Many of the original families were Scots-Irish who left Pennsylvania around the time of the Whiskey Rebellion in the early 1790s.[6]

Count Joseph Marie Gabriel St. Xavier de Choiseul, French consul to Charleston, South Carolina, and cousin to Louis Philippe I of France, bought land in 1831 from the Barings of nearby Flat Rock and built his home, Saluda Cottages.[7]

In 1878, there were only two houses in the limits of present-day Saluda. The completion of the Southern Railroad that same year brought about a large change in Saluda. The Saluda railroad grade is unmatched by any main line east of the Rocky Mountains with a grade that drops 600 feet (180 m) to the mile.[6] It was originally built to connect the Asheville and Spartanburg Railroad. The railroad was built with convict labor, which marked the first such use on a large scale,[8] and was supervised by Colonel Andrew Tanner, who operated the first hotel in Saluda and was elected the first mayor of Saluda in 1881.[6] In 1887, eight passenger trains passed through Saluda daily, with about 3,000 visitors a year. The Saluda Grade was infamous for runaway train accidents. In 1880 alone, fourteen men were killed on the 3-mile (5 km) stretch of track.[9] The train no longer runs through Saluda, although there is talk of future passenger train plans.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Saluda is located in southwestern Polk County at 35°14′16″N 82°20′49″W / 35.237856°N 82.346870°W / 35.237856; -82.346870 (35.237856, -82.346870).[10] Two small parts of the city extend west and north into Henderson County. The elevation on Main Street is 2,097 feet (639 m) above sea level, while the elevation at the bottom end of the Saluda Grade, in Tryon, is 1,080 feet (329.1 m).

U.S. Route 176 is Saluda's Main Street; the highway leads east down the mountain 8 miles (13 km) to Tryon and northwest 10 miles (16 km) to Hendersonville. Interstate 26 passes just north of Saluda, with access from Exit 59. I-26 leads north 34 miles (55 km) to Asheville and southeast 37 miles (60 km) to Spartanburg, South Carolina.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Saluda has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km2), all of it recorded as land.[11]

Geology and seismology[edit]

Saluda-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above the North Carolina state average but is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

  1. On November 30, 1973, at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 98.9 miles away from the city center.
  2. On August 2, 1974, at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the city center.
  3. On August 25, 2005, at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.2 miles away from the city center.
  4. On June 16, 2006, at 00:57:27, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from the city center.
  5. On August 4, 2007, at 10:04:46, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 22.7 miles away from the city center.
  6. On December 7, 2007, at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 10.5 miles away from the city center.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 211
1910 235 11.4%
1920 549 133.6%
1930 558 1.6%
1940 539 −3.4%
1950 547 1.5%
1960 570 4.2%
1970 546 −4.2%
1980 607 11.2%
1990 488 −19.6%
2000 575 17.8%
2010 713 24.0%
Est. 2016 706 [1] −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

As of the 2010 Census, there were 713 people and 493 households with 310 currently occupied, 141 seasonal/recreational/occasional use houses, and 28 for sale/rent. The population density as of the 2000 census,[2] was 369.1 people per square mile (142.3/km2). The racial makeup was 95.65% White, 2.66% African American, 0.28% Asian, 0.28% American Indian and Alaska Native, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population.

There were 265 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.70.

The City of Saluda was 43.76% male and 56.24% female. The population was 14.59% under the age of 18. The population over 18 was spread into five categories: 2.52% from age 18 to 24, 4.91% from 25 to 34, 17.11% from 35 to 49, 25.10% from 50 to 60, and 34.90% from age 65 and older.[4]

The median income for a household in the city was $39,063, and the median income for a family was $47,188. Males had a median income of $37,917 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,149. About 3.8% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Law and government[edit]

The current mayor of Saluda as of 2011 is Fred Baisden, having made permanent residence in Saluda in February 2007. Prior to being mayor, Baisden attended monthly commissioner meetings on the Saluda Planning Board.

The city council is composed of the mayor and four commissioners: Leon Morgan, Carolyn Ashburn, Lynn Cass and Mark Oxtoby.

Attractions[edit]

The main street of Saluda is a hub of newly formed restaurants and art galleries. Tourists and cyclists are common on summer and fall weekends due to the many winding mountain roads located around Saluda. The main town festivals are the Saluda Arts Festival, Coon Dog Day, and the Home Town Christmas Celebration.

Festivals[edit]

The Saluda Arts Festival[14] is an event in which fine artists from all over western North Carolina and South Carolina exhibit and sell oil paintings, water colors, acrylic paintings and drawings, wood working, photography, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, stained glass, and metal working. The festival also offers live demonstrations of landscape painting, weaving, pottery, and blacksmithing.

The Coon Dog Day festival[14] is one of the oldest festivals in Saluda. It is a homecoming and celebration which includes food, live music, a parade, crafts, and a street dance. The festival also includes a 5k race and a benefit breakfast at the Saluda Masonic Lodge.

For the Saluda Home Town Christmas festival,[14] Main Street is decked out in Christmas lights and holiday decorations. Businesses and shops are open and serve holiday refreshments while local musicians perform. The open house and musical events are closed with an ecumenical service delivered by Saluda ministers at the Saluda Presbyterian Church.

Shopping[edit]

The majority of shops are located on Main Street. Other businesses are located in Nostalgia Court.[15]

Parks and forests[edit]

The Saluda Community Land Trust manages parks and develops trails including the Lazy Girl Loop, Tryon Missing Trace 40, Little Park, and a Community Garden. A small park with a playground and picnic shelter borders the railroad tracks on Main Street. The Saluda Dog Park is on Chestnut Street.

Education[edit]

Saluda Elementary is the public elementary/middle school in Saluda, located on Main Street, serving grades pre-kindergarten through 5.

Notable people[edit]

Some of the early residents of Saluda included Benjamin Staton, William Metcalf, Burrell Pope Pace, Cade Underwood, and Samuel Gordon, three of whom are buried in the Metcalf graveyard in the Fork Creek community. The fourth was buried on a hillside in 1815 in what later became the Old Mountain Page Graveyard. His graveyard is one of present-day Henderson County's oldest graves. Some historians believe Benjamin Staton to be the first white man to live in present-day Henderson County. At the time he built his home in the community of Saluda, this was in Greenville County, South Carolina. The state line was later changed and the land Staton owned at the time is now Henderson County.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b "2010 Demographic Profile". Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Steepest main line U.S. railroad grade falls silent". Trains. March 2002. p. 12. 
  6. ^ a b c "History". Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  7. ^ Neufeld, Rob (September 24, 2017). "Visiting Our Past: A party at Susan's - a Flat Rock Story from 1836". Asheville Citizen-Times. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  8. ^ "NC Highway historical marker program". North Carolina Office of Archives & History. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Gilbert, John F. (1971). Crossties Over Saluda. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Saluda city, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 15, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Earthquake Activity". Onboard Informatics. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c "Saluda Events". Saluda Business Association. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Saluda Shopping". Saluda Business Association. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 

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