is located eight miles
north of I-81 in the southwestern part of Virginia. Take
exit 35 via Route 107 or Exit 29 via Route 91 for the short and
scenic drive into Saltville. Click
here to see a map.
Just a Few Places to Visit
Civil War Battlefield
From the Overlook you can view the terrain on which over
7,000 soldiers engaged in combat on Sunday, October 2, 1864.
Interpretive markers related the activities that took place the
following Monday morning. Walk in the original trenches where
soldiers fought and died.
Palmer Grist Mill
See the beauty of a replica water powered Grist Mill plus
the environmental features associated with the unusual
surrounding habitat. The Mill houses a community theatre and the
working mechanisms from the oldest Plantation style mill in
Washington County, Virginia.
The cabin was occupied from its beginning (circa 1795)
through the 1960s. See the many visible indicators of the
numerous transitional modernization periods the cabin has
Located on the Smyth-Washington County line, the park is
on the site of early Saltville. See a replica of a salt furnace where the 100 gallon
capacity salt kettles are authentic. See an original Walking
Beam Pump used as one of the various modes of extraction of
brine from salt wells.
Madam Russell Church
Visit the church which was named as a memorial to Madam Russell,
Patrick Henrys’ sister. Walk through the original portion of the
church and see the many beautiful features, including the
magnificent stain glass windows. Tour the replica cabin of Madam
Russell and enjoy the stories of her tremendous influence
throughout the years.
For more interesting locations to visit in and around
Saltville, visit the
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