Smyth Co. Tourism
- Preserving History for Over 30,000 Years
Saltville, an Essential Ingredient of the Past! Tucked in the mountains of Southwest Virginia lies one of the most historically significant communities in our nation: Saltville, Virginia. The inland saline marsh of Saltville possesses one of the most essential ingredients of worldwide history: salt. Wars were fought over salt; cultures were built around it. Since the 1780s, salt has been continuously produced in the town. Industry capitalized on salt products, and created the first fully infra-structured "company town." Beautifully situated in a valley of the Appalachian Mountains, Saltville demonstrates a remarkable passage through history, with unique character to experience today! Special thanks and recognition to Don Smith and Tom Harris for their help and pictures.