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.


Opening Day at the Ball Park Celebration

The Salem Parks and Recreation Department, “Opening Day at the Ball Park Celebration”, is planned for Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 5:15pm, games begin at 5:30pm.  The event is held at Community Park in Salem.

The National Anthem will be sung by Tanya Webb. Park Board member Dr. Jack Hedrick will be making the first pitch across home plate on the Major/Minor field, Jeff Williams on “Williams Field” Tee Ball and Rookie, and the WSLM Weather Bird along with Becky White will throw out the first pitch on the Girl’s Softball Field.

League Directors this year are Rodney Brough Girl’s Softball, Boy’s Major and Minor league Ricky Lincks, and Tee Ball and Rookie leagues Tim Anderson.  The many volunteer coaches, high school and middle school coaches along with team sponsors dedicated to this program help contribute to its success. 

This year’s team sponsors are:  Marshall Monument, Jeans Extrusions, Sons of American Legion, Summit Seed Coatings, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Kearschner’s Family Dentistry, Linck’s Clothing and Shoes, Smart Energy, First Harrison Bank, Salem Subway, Mid-Southern Savings Bank, Tarr Monument, Nursery Rhyme Daycare, M&D Tree Service, Bartanen Law Office, Salem Leader, Salem Crossing, John Jones GM City, Land-Home Financial Services, American Legion Auxiliary, Elliott’s Tree Service, Re/Max Results, Mc Donalds Restaurant, State Farm Insurance, DanMar Pharmacy, American Family Insurance, Ace Hardware of Salem, Hoosier Trophies, GKN Sinter Metals, Blue River Wood Products, and Worley Lumber.

Pizza and drinks will be available to the players provided by Meadow View Health Care.

For more information you may call the Parks and Recreation Office at 812-883-2895.


Groundbreaking Celebration for the New Salem Municipal Airport

The Board of Aviation Commissioners is excited to invite you to join them for the groundbreaking (paving) celebration for the new Salem Municipal Airport.

When: April 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm (following the Chamber meeting)
Where: John Hay Center (basement) 307 East Market St., in Salem.

This long anticipated project represents a nearly $4 million investment in our community that is primarily funded by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Indiana Dept of Transportation. This facility will not only benefit our community but will also enhance the airport’s stature as a component of the aviation infrastructure in Southern Indiana.

We look forward to having you join us in this celebration. Light refreshments will be served.


Tourism Board working on Advertising

Washington County will soon have advertisement in French Lick thanks to the efforts of the Washington County Tourism Board.

Tourism Brochure Board President Adam Kelly said they are hoping to lure French Lick visitors to the attractions and quaintness of Washington County while they are so close. The PGA Tour will be in French Lick in May and Kelly said the board would like to capitalize on that.

The board is working hard to increase the visibility of the county and bring more tourists to the area.

Kelly said they are working on a new Web site and recently placed an ad with the quarterly magazine Travel IN, which is a regionally-based publication.

For their ad, the magazine provided the county with a four-page story on Washington County attractions and history, which was then turned into a flyer and given to the board for distribution.

Kelly said the board has brochures on Beck’s Mill and will be purchasing new brochure racks for Washington and surrounding counties.

The tourism board is able to purchase ads and brochures thanks to the Inn Keepers Tax, which is a 5% tax on room and lodging in the county. He said the new Cobblestone Hotel has doubled the board’s budget.

While the tourism board does not currently have an office, questions can be directed to the Chamber of Commerce office at 883-4303.


Service & Education Events

Salem City Wide Clean Up - Celebrate Earth Day
04-25-2015 9:00 am
Salem Drug Drop Event
04-25-2015 10:00 am

Community Events

Spring Gathering at Beck's Mill
04-25-2015 10:00 am
Spring Gathering at Beck's Mill
04-26-2015 10:00 am
West Washington Spring Carnival
05-02-2015 12:00 pm