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Ridge Spring in Saluda County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ridge Spring

Small Town Living

 
 
Ridge Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
1. Ridge Spring Marker
Inscription.
Ridge Spring is populated by descendants of the early settlers as well as others who have discovered its beauty and friendly people. Although a public road opened in 1770 connecting the village to nearby cities, and a 1771 document reveals that King George awarded a land grant to settler John Anderson, the town was not incorporated until 1882. The town's name comes from the natural ridge on which the town sits and the spring behind Ridge Spring Baptist Church.

The land has been farmed since the 1700s, and in the 1900s the first commercially grown peaches in the Southeast grew in local orchards. Today the third largest peach producer in the nation is located in the area. The rich soil also produces pecans, soybeans, asparagus, wheat, cotton and other crops. The railroad, completed by 1861, still links the village with other markers.
 
Erected by South Carolina Heritage Corridor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina Heritage Corridor marker series.
 
Location. 33° 50.7′ N, 81° 39.733′ W. Marker is in Ridge Spring, South Carolina, in Saluda County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (State Highway 23) and State Highway 392, on the right when
Ridge Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
2. Ridge Spring Marker
traveling east on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located near the town's gazebo. Marker is in this post office area: Ridge Spring SC 29129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michael Watson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ridge Hill School / Faith Cabin Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ridge Spring Cemetery / W.H. Scarborough (approx. one mile away); Jones Cemetery / General James Jones (approx. one mile away); Alexander Hamilton Stevens (approx. one mile away); Jacob Odom House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Spann Methodist Church / Captain Clinton Ward (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lott's Tavern & Post Office (approx. 7.2 miles away); William Johnston (approx. 8 miles away); Johnston (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ridge Spring.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ridge Spring, South Carolina. Ridge Spring is a town in Saluda County, South Carolina, United States. (Submitted on April 7, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Ridge Spring Baptist Church. Official website of Ridge Spring Baptist Church. (Submitted on April 7, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Ridge Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
3. Ridge Spring Marker
Loading Asparagus at the Train Depot in the 1940s image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
4. Loading Asparagus at the Train Depot in the 1940s
Farmers and Merchants Bank of Ridge Spring image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
5. Farmers and Merchants Bank of Ridge Spring
Gas Station Now Home to The Nut House image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
6. Gas Station Now Home to The Nut House
Early Businessmen of Ridge Spring image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
7. Early Businessmen of Ridge Spring
Ridge Spring Marker and Town Clock image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
8. Ridge Spring Marker and Town Clock
Ridge Spring -<br>S.C. Hwy 23 Looking West image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
9. Ridge Spring -
S.C. Hwy 23 Looking West
Ridge Spring -<br>S.C. Hwy 23 Looking East image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
10. Ridge Spring -
S.C. Hwy 23 Looking East
Ridge Spring -<br>Intersection of S.C. Hwys 23 and 392<br>Looking East into Downtown Ridge Spring image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
11. Ridge Spring -
Intersection of S.C. Hwys 23 and 392
Looking East into Downtown Ridge Spring
Hampton Masonic Lodge No. 134 A.F.M. image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
12. Hampton Masonic Lodge No. 134 A.F.M.
Chartered
Nov. 17, 1868
Herbert L.
Middleton, Jr.
Grandmaster of Masons
A.D. 1970
A.L. 5970
Hampton Masonic Lodge No. 134 A.F.M. image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
13. Hampton Masonic Lodge No. 134 A.F.M.
The building was painted in 1984 by Ralph Waldrop, funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission. A special thanks to all the citizens who made this project posible.
Ridge Spring Downtown image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
14. Ridge Spring Downtown
Farmers & Merchants Bank<br>of Ridge Spring (1918) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
15. Farmers & Merchants Bank
of Ridge Spring (1918)
Ridge Spring Downtown image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
16. Ridge Spring Downtown
Ridge Spring Downtown from The Nut House image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
17. Ridge Spring Downtown from The Nut House
Ridge Spring's Town Gazebo -<br>Located at the Intersection of<br>S.C. Hwys 23 and 392 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
18. Ridge Spring's Town Gazebo -
Located at the Intersection of
S.C. Hwys 23 and 392
Ridge Spring's Town Gazebo image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
19. Ridge Spring's Town Gazebo
Mosaic-Decorated Tractor image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
20. Mosaic-Decorated Tractor
Mosaic-Decorated Tractor image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
21. Mosaic-Decorated Tractor
Caboose Near Ridge Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
22. Caboose Near Ridge Spring Marker
Ridge Spring image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
23. Ridge Spring
Ridge Spring image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
24. Ridge Spring
Sigrid N Ceips Memorial Garden -<br>Inscription Reads image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
25. Sigrid N Ceips Memorial Garden -
Inscription Reads
Dedicated
in Loving Memory
for Faithful Membership and
Devoted Service from
1963 to 1986
by
Green Thumb Garden Club
July 27, 1986
 
 
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