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.


SR 160 Chip Seal Next Week Between Salem & Henryville

Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will chip seal 40 lane miles of State Road 160 in Washington and Scott counties next week—weather permitting—placing surface treatment material on the east-west highway between Salem and Henryville.

On Monday and Tuesday (AUGUST 14 & 15), pavement preservation operations will proceed along the eastbound lane of S.R. 160 from S.R. 60 to Interstate 65. Wednesday and Thursday (AUGUST 16 & 17), chip seal will be placed in the westbound lane from I-65 to S.R. 60.

Flaggers will be onsite to direct motorists around crews and equipment.

The S.R. 160 chip seal will coat the highway’s surface with liquid asphalt—sealing pavement cracks and protecting the roadbed from harmful ultraviolet rays. Small chips of limestone will be used to “choke” the asphalt’s fluidity and minimize adhesion to tires. These aggregate chips also restore surface friction—optimizing maneuverability and stopping capabilities.

Chip seal applications are highly cost-effective as a pavement preservation measure. Every $1 spent saves $6 to $14 in subsequent expenditures.

-Source INDOT


Salem Parks and Rec. Flag Football Sign Ups

The Salem Parks and Recreation Department will be having Flag Football sign ups for Kindergarten-2nd grade students in Washington County, during the following dates in the Park and Rec. Office 201 East Market Street, Salem.

  • August 11 2:00-4:00pm
  • August 16 2:00-4:00pm
  • August 18 3:00-4:30pm
  • August 23 9:00-11:00am
  • August 25 3:00-4:30pm
  • August 30 3:00-5:00pm
  • September 7 4:00-5:30pm
  • September 8 3:00-4:30pm

Games will begin Saturday, September 9th and will be each Saturday morning through September 30th from 9:00am-11:00am, behind the Salem Bradie Shrum Elementary School. Ricky Lincks will be the Flag Football Director. The activity will focus on football fundamentals, plays, and scrimmages. For more information you may call the Parks and Rec. Office at 812-883-2895.

Cost is $30.00 per player.


All Interested Washington County Student Youth Football Players!

Salem Parks and Rec. will be holding registration Sunday August 6, 1-5pm and August 7, 5-8pm in the Salem High School Aux. Gym.

This is for any Washington County student grades 3rd-6th. Mandatory parent meeting, fitting of equipment, and weigh-in.

Cost is $40.00 per player. Season begins September 10.


Washington County Fish & Game Annual Kids Fishing Tournament

You're invited to the Annual Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday July 29th from 1:00pm - 4:30pm. Meet at the Lake Salinda Back Shelter House. Registration begins at 1pm and fishing begins at 1:30pm. Prizes given for biggest catch, smallest catch, and most catches. Goodie bags to each participant. Children ages 5 - 13 allowed. Food/Drinks provided. Thanks to the Salem Police Department, Salem Fire Department, and Park & Rec. Department for their sponsorship.

Service & Education Events

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Public Meetings

Board of Public Works Meeting
09-11-2017 6:00 pm
City Council Meeting
09-11-2017 6:30 pm
Board of Public Works Meeting
10-09-2017 6:00 pm

Community Events

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