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Leland Reid McAboy

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Date: 1870 to 1885
Location: Saluda, Polk, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Presbyterian Minister in Allegheny County, PA who relocated his family to Polk County, NC with a son-in-law Frank Wilcox upon acquiring properties from Dr. Columbus Mills approaching 35,000 acres. They developed the area consisting of agricultural, boarding houses, and rail related businesses. Wilcox was a former Union Officer in the Civil War and as a Civil Engineer saw Polk County's future. He supervised the Saluda Grade Railroad Line, the steepest one in the eastern United States rising 600 feet within approximately 3 miles. It expedited commerce between the South Carolina and Georgia ports and Asheville, NC.

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