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Welcome to Saluda ...

The town of Saluda is located in Saluda County<1> and is the County Seat for Saluda County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Saluda, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1848.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saluda has a population of 3,596 people<2> (see below for details).

Saluda is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Saluda lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Saluda: (864)

The ZIP code for Saluda: 29138<4>

Websites for Saluda ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saluda had an population of 3,596 people. This is an increase of 0.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saluda had a population of 3,565 people (or 17.94% of the total population of Saluda County). This makes Saluda the county's most populous community.

The population of Saluda represents 0.08% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,565 people, the population of Saluda increased 16.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,066 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saluda.

Communities Also Named Saluda ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two South Carolina communities named Saluda: This one is located in Saluda County and the other is located in Lexington County.

Beyond South Carolina, there are 5 communities that are also named Saluda - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Saluda.

Communities near Saluda ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Saluda.

  • Batesburg - Leesville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesburg - Leesville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesburg - Leesville
    • Batesburg - Leesville is located in Lexington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,402 people
  • Edgefield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Batesburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Johnston
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Ninety Six
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Leesville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Prosperity
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Ridge Spring
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Monetta
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Trenton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Saluda. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saluda.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Saluda. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Saluda.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saluda. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Saluda.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saluda ...

Looking for more information about Saluda? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Saluda, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Saluda.

Adding Saluda to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Saluda in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Saluda was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Saluda post office opened in 1848.

We also found Saluda on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Saluda.

The official website for Saluda:

The official website for Saluda County:

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Saluda, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saluda.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saluda - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Saluda). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saluda or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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