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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Saluda, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saluda and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Saluda:
    • 35.237731, -82.346804
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Saluda
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Saluda ...

We have found five communities that share the name Saluda.

Within North Carolina, the name Saluda is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Knox County
      • This Saluda is located in Knox County and lies 585 miles [941.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Saluda that is located in Henderson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Saluda.
    • Indiana
      • Jefferson County
      • This Saluda is located in Jefferson County and lies 292 miles [469.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Saluda that is located in Henderson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Saluda.
    • South Carolina
      • Lexington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Saluda [Lexington County].
      • Saluda County
      • This Saluda is located in Saluda County and lies 91 miles [146.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Saluda that is located in Henderson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saluda County community of Saluda.
    • Virginia
      • Middlesex County
      • This Saluda is located in Middlesex County and lies 358 miles [576.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Saluda that is located in Henderson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Saluda.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saluda ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Butt Mountain [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butt Mountain
    • Butt Mountain [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Saluda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butt Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butt Mountain
  • Chestnut Springs [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Springs
    • Chestnut Springs [Greenville County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Saluda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Springs
  • Dana [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
    • Dana [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Saluda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
  • Five Points [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Saluda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
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    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Saluda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<4>
    • Flat Rock Forest [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock Forest
      • Flat Rock Forest [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Saluda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock Forest
    • Hillandale [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillandale
      • Hillandale [Henderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Saluda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillandale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillandale
    • Kingswood [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingswood
      • Kingswood [Henderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Saluda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingswood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingswood
    • Lynn [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Saluda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Mount Valley [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Valley
      • Mount Valley [Polk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Saluda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Valley
    • Mountain Page [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Page
      • Mountain Page [Henderson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saluda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Page have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Page
    • Ravenwood [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood
      • Ravenwood [Henderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Saluda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood
    • Tryon [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Saluda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<4>
    • Tuxedo [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuxedo
      • Tuxedo [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Saluda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuxedo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuxedo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuxedo<4>
    • Upward [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upward
      • Upward [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Saluda
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upward
    • Wildwood Park [Greenville County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood Park
      • Wildwood Park [Greenville County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saluda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Saluda. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Abigail 'Tommye' Adams     (Actress)
      • Born: Margaret Thomas Adams
      • Actress. She was born in Greenville (SC) on January 11, 1922 (a Wednesday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 13, 1955 (a Sunday) at the age of 33.
      • Greenville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Saluda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<5>
    • Harry Anderson     (Actor, comedian, magician)
      • Full name: Harry Laverne Anderson
      • Actor, comedian, magician. He was born in Newport (RI) on October 14, 1952 (a Tueday) and died in Asheville (NC) on April 16, 2018 (a Monday) at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Asheville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Saluda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Anderson<5>
    • Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess     (Major League Baseball)
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
    • James B. Davis     (Singer)
    • Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald     (Author, artist)
    • George Guy Gray     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Oakland (CA) on October 30, 1893 (a Monday) and died in Asheville (NC) on September 8, 1967 (a Friday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Asheville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Saluda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Guy Gray<5>
    • Eddie Jackson     (Singer)
    • Randy Johnson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in San Antonio (TX) on June 17, 1944 (a Saturday) and died in Brevard (NC) on September 17, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery (DeWitt County, Texas).
      • Brevard is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Saluda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Randy Johnson<5>
    • Jackie 'Moms' Mabley     (Comedian)
    • George Mathews     (Actor)
      • Full name: George Joseph Mathews
      • Actor. He was born in New York (NY) on October 10, 1911 (a Tueday) and died in Caesars Head (SC) on November 7, 1984 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73.
      • Caesars Head is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Saluda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Mathews<5>
    • Rex Lloyd Nelon     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Asheville (NC) on January 19, 1932 (a Tueday) and died in London (England) on January 23, 2000 (a Sunday) at the age of 68. He is buried at Georgia Memorial Park (Cobb County, Georgia).
      • Asheville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Saluda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rex Lloyd Nelon<5>
    • Ellas Broadus Robertson     (Author)

How Far From Saluda to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Saluda to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Saluda and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Hendersonville, which is the Seat of Henderson County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 211 miles [339.6 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Saluda to Raleigh, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 386 miles [621.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,284 miles [10,113.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,987 miles [11,244.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,865 miles [7,829.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Henderson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saluda. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Henderson County: www.hendersoncountync.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saluda) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saluda. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SaludaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saluda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2377, Longitude: -82.3468       In this case, the coordinates for Saluda have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Saluda could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Saluda to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.097 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.559 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.094 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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