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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.

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City of Salem Christmas Card Contest

The City of Salem Mayor Troy Merry along with Officer Carey Cook and Police Chief Joey Wheeler, honored Bradie Shrum Elementary students who recently won the annual City Christmas Card Contest. Cards pictured will be the official 2016 City of Salem Christmas cards. One student was chosen from each grade K-5. 

Students enjoyed pizza in City Hall and rode to and from the school in police cars. 

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Christmas Card Art Contest Winners

Winners of the 2016 City of Salem Christmas Card Art Contest pictured are:  Brooklyn Davidson/parents Jay and Britney Davidson, Seth Ponsford with Darin McNeely, Sidney Burton with Michele Burton, Aiden Cole with Heidi Chambers, Brinley Cockerill with Jason Cockerill, and Alleyanna Stovall with Sheila Decker. 

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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 2015 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

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Public Meetings

Board of Public Works Meeting
02-13-2017 6:00 pm
City Council Meeting
02-13-2017 6:30 pm
Board of Public Works Meeting
03-13-2017 6:00 pm

Community Events

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