Saltville is a well-known town among those who love to study historically significant places in the United States. Saltville rests right along a 30,000 year old natural saline marsh, where salt is formed in abundance! This simple cooking staple has a lot more history than it gets credit for. As the town boasts, wars have been fought and entire cultures formed around salt, and they have plenty of it to share! The town has been a major producer of salt since the 1780s. The town rests at the base of the Appalachian Mountains, making it the pawfect stop during a road trip to the area, or even worth a trip all of its own. The town is no stranger to tourists; visitors and new neighbors with dogs are a welcome sight.
The nearest animal hospital is 20 minutes to the south in Glade Spring. Glade Spring is considered a sister town to Saltville, sharing many resources in an otherwise well spread out area. While you are exploring the area, the King-Stuart Cabin is a simple but fascinating outdoor exhibit with some Civil War history dating back as early as 1795 that you can stop by and admire while walking your pup.
Hungry Mother State Park is a gorgeous park that is family- and dog-friendly with a 108 acre lake right in the middle of it. There is a beach and boat rental area where you can go fishing or canoeing with your best bud during the warmer months! You can rent cabins or camp out in your own tent or RV. The park rests on the site of the legend of Molly Marley and her children, who are rumoured to have wandered the area after a Native American attack on their settlement, and where their mother supposedly died before help arrived. Molly's Knob and Hungry Mother Creek are said to be named in their memory.