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.


Trick or Treating Hours

PumpkinTrick or Treating in the City of Salem, will be Halloween evening, Monday October 31 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.


Pioneer Village Halloween Event

Halloween CelebrationJoin the fun at the Pioneer Village Halloween Event on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 6:00-7:30pm

Once again, organizations and individuals will be handing-out candy in the “Village” behind the Stevens Museum. Haunted woods, line dancing, surprises in store, and lots of fun! Hope to see you there.

Participating organizations include Meadow View Health & Rehab, Salem Crossing, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, City of Salem Police Department, Fire Department, Washington Co. Extension Office, Tri Kappa, Line Dancers, PACT, PCA, Haunted Woods/Scouts, WSLM, Salem Public Library, Steven’s Museum Staff, Vision 1st, Scotty's Sanitation, The Pollock Family sponsored by Bedford Office Supply, Homes by Jen, Rotary Club of Salem, Mayor Troy Merry and the City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department.

If you are interested in participating and need a building front to decorate, please call the Parks and Rec. Office at 812-883-2895.

The Salem Public Library will be distributing Trick or Treat bags for the children.


It’s harvest time: All drivers should watch out for slow-moving farm equipment

Harvest SafetyWith harvest season officially underway, motorists should expect to see more slow-moving farm equipment from Indiana’s 57,700 farming operations on Hoosier roadways. Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), Indiana State Police (ISP), Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), as well as the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), are teaming up for the Be Alert, Slow Down, Share the Road campaign to bring attention to the need for more safety on Indiana’s rural roads.

"Now that harvest season is underway, Hoosiers can expect to see an increase in slow-moving farm equipment on Indiana roadways,” Lt. Governor Holcomb said. “This harvest season we are asking all motorists to be alert, slow down and share the road with our Hoosier farmers, especially in rural areas. Our goal is to reach every Hoosier with this important safety message in an effort to protect farmers and drivers across the state.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, farm equipment vehicles (excluding trucks) were involved in 93 fatal crashes across the U.S. In an effort to be proactive, Indiana’s state agencies have once again partnered together to raise awareness about the importance of rural roadway safety. This announcement also comes during National Farm Safety and Health Week, which is a national effort designed to promote safe and healthy practices on farms and ranches across the country.

“As the tenth largest farming state in the nation, harvest season is a busy time of the year for Indiana,” said Ted McKinney, ISDA Director. “With farmers bringing in this year’s crop, we want to encourage all Hoosiers to be mindful and alert for farm equipment on the roads. By allowing a little extra time for travel, motorists can reach their destinations and farmers can get their work done without incident or injury.”

Service & Education Events

There are no up-coming events

Public Meetings

Heart of Salem Meeting - Agenda Posted
10-25-2016 10:00 am
Board of Public Works Meeting
11-14-2016 6:00 pm
City Council Meeting
11-14-2016 7:00 pm

Community Events

Pioneer Village Halloween Event
10-29-2016 6:00 pm
1st Annual Halloween Parade
10-29-2016 7:00 pm

Salem Community Video Gallery