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Near Breaks in Dickenson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Salt Kettle

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
1. Salt Kettle Marker
Inscription.  This cast iron kettle unearthed in 1961 at Saltville, Virginia, was one of those used for evaporating water from brine in the manufacture of salt. It was probably cast at Marion, Virginia, about 1860 and buried to conceal it from the Federal Troops who captured Saltville in 1864
 
Erected 1961 by Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 17.217′ N, 82° 17.733′ W. Marker is near Breaks, Virginia, in Dickenson County. Marker is on Commision Circle (Virginia Route 702) 0.6 miles west of Breaks Park Road (Virginia Route 80), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 627 Commission Circle, Haysi VA 24256, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); Formation Of The Breaks (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Name Breaks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mill Rock Point (approx. half a
Salt Kettle Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
2. Salt Kettle Marker
mile away); Mill Rock Point Overlook (approx. half a mile away); The Crooked Road (approx. half a mile away); Clinchfield Overlook (approx. half a mile away); Known But to God (approx. 1.3 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Breaks.
 
Salt Kettle Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
3. Salt Kettle Marker
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By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
4. Salt Kettle Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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