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Saltville VA

Saltville Virginia
“Preserving History For Over 30,000 Years”

Town of Saltville VA

The town of Saltville is located in Symth County in the Southwest Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. In the area of Saltville Virginia there is an inland saline marsh possessing one of the most essential ingredients of worldwide history: salt. May wars were fought over salt and cultures were built around it. The town of Saltville is off interstate 81 that runs North and South through Virginaia. Saltville is situated around many trail attractions, including Virginia’s Civil War Trails, The Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail, Virginia Birding & Wildlife Trail, and the artisan trail, Round the Mountain artisan trail, the Virginia Creeper Trail, and the Virginia Highlands Festival. While visiting the town of Saltville, Virginia stay in one of our hotels, bed and breakfasts, cabin rentals, and campgrounds. Also stop by one of our local restaurants for food and dining. There are many things to do in Saltville such as the Back of the Dragon Motorcycle Route, library, Museum of Middle Appalachians, Hardy Roberts Wave Pool, Northfork Shooting Club, festivals, Hungry Mother State Park, Appalachian Trail, Palmer Grist Mill, and the Salt hiking trail.

History of Saltville VA

The salt marshes attracted local wildlife and many ingenious people hunted this area such as the Chisca tribe. Since the 1780s, Industry capitalized on salt products, and created the first fully infra-structured “company town.” The town has continuously produced salt for a very long while using its natural resources. Saltville demonstrates a remarkable passage through history.

These saltworks were considered vital to the Confederate Army throughout the Civil War to preserve meat for their troops. Union forces attacked the town but were defeated in 1864 in the First Battle of Saltville. Two months later, George Stoneman, A Union Calvalry commander, in the Second Battle of Saltville, led a second attack and home destroying the salt works.

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