West Columbia in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Saluda Factory Cemetery
Erected 2004 by The South Carolina Electric & Gas Company and the Mungo Company. (Marker Number 32-32.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Columbia SC 29169, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Broad River (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Cherokee Path (approx. 1.7 miles away); Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery Confederate Soldiers (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.