Saluda County Stockyard and Livestock Market

Saluda County Stockyard and Livestock Market (HMRWQ)

Location: Saluda, SC 29138 Saluda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.89', W 81° 46.1'

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Built in 1957, the Stockyard has provided a livestock market for over two generations of farmers. Ralph T. McClendon and Georgia Senator Sam McGill opened this ultra-modern auction barn in Saluda. One newspaper article stated that the barn "is the most modern auction house in its kind in the country (it is air conditioned, gas heated, equipped with theater seats and contains a cafe), and it was built with comfort in mind for the people who use it, both the sellers — and the buyers, who came from all over the South and from northern and Midwestern states..."

Later, D.C. Herlong became a partner in the business. In 1999 these owners leased the property. Today Buddy Coleman, son of the first barn manager and grandson of "Blind Ben" Coleman, who unloaded the first cow into the facility, is the sole operator of the business, which is still a livestock market and one of only seven in South Carolina.
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: South Carolina Heritage Corridor series
Year Placed2011
Placed BySouth Carolina Heritage Corridor
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 1:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 429057 N 3764066
Decimal Degrees34.01483333, -81.76833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.89', W 81° 46.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 53.40" N, 81° 46' 6.00" W
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Area Code(s)864, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-21 N Main St, Saluda SC 29138, US
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