Smyth County Virginia

Make Saltville Part of Your Destination!

Easily accessed from I-81, Saltville is situated on the trail of many attractions, including Virginia's acclaimed Civil War Trails, The Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail, Virginia Birding & Wildlife Trail, and the artisan trail, Round the Mountain. Nearby Abingdon, Va, Damascus, Va, the popular Virginia Creeper Trail, and the Virginia Highlands Festival will enhance the memorable experience of Saltville!

Local Attractions

Museum of Middle Appalachians
See Saltville's compelling museum, from re-history through the stunning saga of the "company town," the Museum captivates all ages! visit website

Well Fields
The site of salt wells drilled for industrial production of brine, the well fields are the foundation of existence of Saltville.

Salt Park
The Salt Park illustrates the salt making process, with a brine pump, two replica cabins, and a reconstructed salt furnace.
Call - Terry Hunt (276) 496-5988

Civil War Sites & Fortifications
In an effort to starve the Confederacy by overtaking their supply of salt, two Civil War battles were fought in Saltville.
Call - Terry Hunt (re-enactment) (276) 496-5988

Music Heritage & The Salt Jam
Saltville has produced several mountain music stars, including Hobart Smith and Texas Gladden.

Saltville Digs
History has been preserved for Saltville in a way rarely seen.

Birding & Trails
The inland saline marsh of Saltville provides a spectacular habitat for over fifty species of birds, as well as numerous coastal plant species, due to their dispersion by migratory waterfowl.

The Helen Williams Barbrow Interpretive Trail
Located in the Wellfields section of town and approximately 2/3 of a mile long, this hiking and biking trail was opened in the summer of 2007.

Salt Trail | Southwest Virginia's newest Trail experience
(Info courtesy of Highlands Outdoors) The Virginia Salt Trail is a multi-use trail that runs between Glade Spring, Virginia and Saltville, Virginia. Call Saltville Town Hall - (276) 496-5342
(download Salt Trail Map here)

Saltville Golf Course | Call - (276) 496-7779
The 9-hole "Saltville" course at the Saltville Golf Club facility in Saltville, Virginia features 2,802 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 .