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Saluda County

Saluda County is named for the Saluda River which is named for a Native American tribe.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Newberry County

E – Lexington County

S – Aiken County and Edgefield County 

W – Edgefield County and Greenwood County


Created:  February 25, 1896                  Map of South Carolina highlighting Saluda County

County Seat: 

Saluda  1896 – present


County Courthouse – Saluda 


Location:  100 East Church Street / South Main Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  C Gadsden Sayre

Contractor:  Joe W Stout & Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story orange-red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Saluda and has a large portico on the north front with four large columns rising to a wide header and peaked roof behind. There is light colored concrete trim around the entrance. A wide white colored horizontal cornice runs below the roof line.


See:  The 11th Judicial Circuit includes Edgefield CountyLexington County and McCormick County.


History:  The county was created in 1896 and Saluda was selected as the county seat. The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.



County Courthouse – Saluda





Photos taken 2008