Welcome to Historic Salem Indiana!

Salem is located in scenic Southern Indiana just 35 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky and less than 100 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana. Salem is a great place to live and make a living. We have high achieving public schools, and a wide variety of community activities. Salem also has a strong and diverse economic base. If you're a visitor to Salem, we hope you will take note of our many unique and historic destinations. As a city, Salem has retained much of its small town flavor, a flavor that is enhanced by the city’s tree-lined streets, stately old homes and a friendly atmosphere that has been nurtured and handed down through the generations.


The Salem Myers Pool

The Salem Myers Pool will be closed on Monday, July 4th, Independence Day, and will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th at 12:30pm. For questions you may call the Pool at 812-883-6263.


NEW! Pay by Text Option Available

The City of Salem Utilities customers can elect to receive e-bill alerts via text messages and pay quickly with a simple text response. View & pay your bill online or try our new text option. For more information please contact the City of Salem Utlities office. 


Garbage & Recycling Pick Up Dates

Please note the following scheduling changes: 
  • The City of Salem garbage pick up for Monday, July 4, 2016 will be on regular schedule.
  • The City of Salem recycling pick up for Monday, July 4, 2016 will be picked up on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

Tree Dedication at Lake Salinda

Tree DedicationThe First Baptist Church (FBC) of Salem's Minister of Music is Cheryl Backherms.  Her husband, Danny Ray Backherms, passed away in December 2015.  The Music Committee of FBC had a white dogwood tree planted in his honor at the first shelter house (entering lake from SR 135 ) at Lake Salinda on Wednesday, March 23. 

The Music Committee will arrange a dedication of the tree at a gathering at the shelter house soon.

Service & Education Events

Pollinator Workshop
07-23-2016 8:30 am

Public Meetings

Board of Public Works Meeting
07-11-2016 6:00 pm
City Council Meeting
07-11-2016 7:00 pm
Board of Aviation Commissioners
07-20-2016 7:00 pm

Community Events

Wheels for the Mill
07-16-2016 11:00 am
Beck's Mill 208th Birthday
08-27-2016 11:00 am
Cornmeal Bake-Off at Beck's Mill
09-17-2016 11:00 am

Salem Community Video Gallery