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.


Breaking the Chains of Addiction

Chains of AddictionThe Washington County Prevent Child Abuse Council and Washington County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition along with the Salem Parks and Recreation Department and Salem Public Library, want to thank everyone involved in helping make the Kids' Day at the Fair event a success. As the Prevent Child Abuse Council motto says:  Nobody can do everything.  Everyone can do something.  Together we can do anything!

On July 25 @ 5:30pm, the kids will break the chains of addiction at Myers Pool.  This is the end of summer event for the Salem Public Library.  We are going to stretch the chains across the pool, make a promise to stay away from tobacco, alcohol, and drugs and let the kids break the chains as they jump into the water. 

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana has identified 5 risk factors for child abuse.  They are Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Lack of Parenting Skills, Poverty and Isolation.

This event is part of a larger goal with Prevent Child Abuse Council, Salem Public Library and Salem Park and Rec. and WSLM to provide free events all summer.  


Last Session of Swim Lessons Offered

The Salem Myers Swimming Lessons will be offered Monday July 6-July 17th.  The Cost is $30.00 per student and $10.00 additional for each swimmer within the same household.

For more information you may call the Salem Myers Swimming Pool at 812-883-6263. 

Students must be able to stand in 3 feet of water unassisted.



Utility Office Closed on Friday

The Utility Office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of Independence Day. Please see the button on the right side of this webpage to make a payment or use one of the two drop boxes at City Hall. The office will re-open on Monday, July 6th at 8:30am. Have a safe and happy holiday.

Service & Education Events

Blood Drive at St.Vincent Salem Hospital
07-08-2015 2:00 pm

Public Meetings

Board of Public Works & Safety
07-13-2015 6:00 pm
Common Council Meeting
07-13-2015 7:00 pm
Board of Public Works & Safety
08-10-2015 6:00 pm

Community Events

Parks Dept Pool Party & Movie Showing
07-09-2015 6:00 pm
Dog Daze of Summer at Beck's Mill
07-11-2015 11:00 am
Movie Night at the Steven's Museum
07-27-2015 9:00 pm