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.


Salem’s Downtown Alive Celebration

Kick off the holiday season with Salem’s Downtown Alive Celebration. An old fashioned community Christmas gathering on the Salem Square. The celebration will be held on Friday evening December 2nd from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. **(Includes the Salem Square and two blocks off).** Even with snow, it will be a go!!

Featuring Our Local Businesses

Come enjoy Christmas music by WSLM. It will be played around the Square while all shop.

This event is to encourage local businesses to showcase their goods and services.

Luminaries will be given to each business marking participation.

Please call Mayor Troy Merry’s Office at 812-883-4265, to let us know your business intentions of participation by Tuesday, November 22. We ask each participating business to donate a gift or gift card for the grand prize drawing and encourage you to offer light refreshments. The drawing will be held Monday, December 5th at the Salem Leader for the prizes.

Shoppers wanting to participate in the drawing, may pick up a card listing participating businesses at the Salem Leader Office, the evening of the event.


Solar Lights Installation on Salem Trail

Salem Trail LightsTom and Ronnie Voyles prepare for placement of solar lighting that will line the walking trail.  The lights were paid for by individual donations and a 2016 project of the Washington County Awareness. The City Walking Trail has been a popular source of exercise and enjoyment for the community.

Service & Education Events

There are no up-coming events

Public Meetings

Board of Public Works Meeting
12-12-2016 6:00 pm
City Council Meeting
12-12-2016 7:00 pm
Board of Aviation Commissioners
12-21-2016 7:00 pm

Community Events

There are no up-coming events

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