KNOXVILLE, Tenn (Sponsored Content) — In this edition of The Open Road by Ingles Markets, Chris Bainbridge and the crew travel to the hometown of Saluda, North Carolina.

Perched at the top of the steepest rail grade in the U.S., Saluda began as a railroad town.

Small businesses in the town date back to at least 1889 and include artisans, coffee shops and an old general store.

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