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Saluda County, South Carolina

Saluda County, South Carolina
Map of South Carolina highlighting Saluda County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1896
Named for Saluda River
Seat Saluda
Largest town Saluda
 • Total 462 sq mi (1,197 km2)
 • Land 453 sq mi (1,173 km2)
 • Water 9.0 sq mi (23 km2), 2.0%
 • (2010) 19,875
 • Density 44/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Saluda County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,875.[1] Its county seat is Saluda.[2] The county was formed from northern and eastern portions of Edgefield County.[3]

Saluda County is part of the Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.


  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent Counties 1.1
    • National protected area 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 462 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 453 square miles (1,170 km2) is land and 9.0 square miles (23 km2) (2.0%) is water.[4] Saluda County is largely in the Saluda River basin with a small portion of western Saluda in the Savannah River basin.

Adjacent Counties

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