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.


Charlie Mead Award - Aiden Taylor

 Aiden Taylor received the Charlie Mead Award for 10 U Boys. Aiden played for the Lee Trucking team in the Salem Parks and Recreation Youth Baseball league.

Pictured with Aiden are Mary Mead, Mike and Micah, Ford Taylor, coaches Beau Dean and Andy Mc Coskey.


Build a Plane Party at Piper Flight Museum!

You're invited to a free event at the Piper Museum at the Salem Airport!

Join us on Tuesday, June 27th from 2:00 - 3:00pm. The Salem Parks and Rec. along with the Salem Public Library, PACT, Prevent Child Abuse Council, WSLM, and Lowell and Rhonda DePoy will be having a "Build a Plane Party".

Mr. DePoy has cut out airplane pieces for the children to put together and decorate. There will be stomp rockets, play dough, paper gliders, drinks and snacks.

For more information on the Piper Flight Museum please visit

A fun packed hour. Hope you can make it. 


Terry Schuler Sportsmanship Award

Evaluation for The Terry Schuler Sportsmanship Award begins at the first practice and continues throughout all the games during the season. The award recognizes players that exhibit team spirit, good sportsmanship and a great attitude. The award is sponsored by the Washington county Community Foundation.

Congratulations to all of the winners this year!


Swim Lessons at Myers Pool

The first session of swim lesson at the Salem Myers Pool wrapped up last week. Next session will be July 10-July 21. The cost is $30.00 per student and $20.00 for each additional with in the same household.

For more information, you may call the Salem Park and Rec. at 812-883-2895 or the Salem Pool at 812-838-6263.

Space is limited.

Service & Education Events

There are no up-coming events

Public Meetings

Board of Public Works Meeting
07-10-2017 6:00 pm
City Council Meeting
07-10-2017 6:30 pm
Board of Public Works Meeting
08-14-2017 6:00 pm

Community Events

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