Although Salley’s population has dwindled over the years, its nearly abandoned main strip still contains a sentiment of undeniable charm.
Off to the side of the tiny town center looming in the woods is a massive, long-abandoned cotton gin. Its old tin roof can be seen poking through the tall trees, and the entry is still visible on the left-hand side of the building. The rusty factory is a relic of the past with its old-school mechanics still on full display.
The history of the factory is unknown. Considering its location in such a tiny, tucked-away town, its story likely lives only among an older generation of Salley residents.
Know Before You Go
The gin is located at the following cross streets: Cedar St & Duncan St SE in Salley, SC. It is visible from the street and easily accessible on its left-hand side.