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Saluda Factory Cemetery

 
 
Saluda Factory Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Saluda Factory Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This cemetery, thought to contain graves of supervisors and workers in the post-Civil War community of Saludaville, includes 31 marked graves and between 525 and 900 total burials. The Saluda Factory was a modest success before the war and was burned by Union troops in 1865. Rebuilt as the Saluda Manufacturing Company in 1874, it employed about 100 workers before it burned in 1884.
 
Erected 2004 by The South Carolina Electric & Gas Company and the Mungo Company. (Marker Number 32-32.)
 
Location. 34° 0.457′ N, 81° 5.154′ W. Marker is in West Columbia, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is on Botanical Parkway near Saluda Mill Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Columbia SC 29169, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saluda Factory Ruins (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Bridge to the Past (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shelling of Columbia (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Cherokee Path (approx. 1.7 miles away); Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead Monument
Saluda Factory Cemetery Marker, looking west along Botanical Parkway Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
2. Saluda Factory Cemetery Marker, looking west along Botanical Parkway
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery Confederate Soldiers (approx. 1.8 miles away); Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865 (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Columbia.
 
Regarding Saluda Factory Cemetery. Then Cotton Factory, a 4-story granite building erected by the Saluda Manufacturing Company, incorporated in 1834. Operated by slave labor, it was, at one time, the largest cotton factory in the State. Burned by Sherman Feb. 17, 1865
 
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Saluda Factory Cemetery Marker, with two headstones seen in distant background Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
3. Saluda Factory Cemetery Marker, with two headstones seen in distant background
Saluda Factory Cemetery Marker (Background) , last remaining visible headstones seen here Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
4. Saluda Factory Cemetery Marker (Background) , last remaining visible headstones seen here
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 753 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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