Ridge Spring

Ridge Spring (HMRTJ)

Location: Ridge Spring, SC 29129 Saluda County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 50.7', W 81° 39.733'

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Small Town Living

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.
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HM NumberHMRTJ
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: South Carolina Heritage Corridor series
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Placed BySouth Carolina Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 3:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 438734 N 3745167
Decimal Degrees33.84500000, -81.66221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 50.7', W 81° 39.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 50' 42.00" N, 81° 39' 43.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12954-13098 Oak St, Ridge Spring SC 29129, US
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