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 - April 25

Play Ball with Salem Parks & RecThe Salem Park and Rec. Youth Baseball/Softball Tee Ball leagues will be officially kicking off the season Tuesday, April 25 at 5:15pm. at Community Park.

Tanya Webb will once again be singing the National Anthem, as the teams line up on the fields. Pizza and drinks will be provided by Ernstberger Orthodontics.


Youth Baseball/Softball Leagues Clinic

Baseball/Softball ClinicsThe Salem Parks and Rec. Department is offering a clinic for all 8U-12U baseball and softball teams. This is a free event for those players signed up through the P&R during the 2017 season, on Saturday, April 29 from 9-1pm at the Baseball and Softball Fields at Community Park in Salem.

Trent Pennington will be conducting the boys baseball clinic and Alex Davidson will be over the girls softball camp with assistance from Salem Lions Girls Varsity Assistant Coach, Rodney Brough.

The clinics will focus on batting, fielding, throwing, and more. P&R official coaches are encouraged to assist.

Pizza and drinks will be provided by P&R.

Also, anyone interested in umpiring during the P&R games, please contact the P&R Office at 812-883-2895. Must be at least 16 years of age and all paperwork must be on file before assuming umpiring duties. Opening Day at the Ball Park, Tuesday April 25, 5:15pm.


Hydrant Flushing

The city will begin flushing fire hydrants on Monday, April 17, beginning at the end of our water line on Sparksferry Road heading back toward town.

This will include the schools, Wendy Heights, Martin Heights, over to Cauble Street. We will focus on the quarter quadrant from W Market Street over to N State Road 135. Updates will be announced on WSLM daily as to where we will be flushing or call the office at 812-883-3937.

Update - April 19th

The city will be flushing hydrants from W Market Street over to S State Road 135. Expect low or no water pressure when in your area. If water is discolored, let it run for a few minutes and it will clear up. Call 812-883-3937 with questions.


Groundbreaking for Senior Living Facility

From Salem City Council Chambers, Mayor Troy Merry introduced developer Trent Nichols and manager Ryan Buchanan of Skyline Suites, an independent senior living facility. The project  is expected to be completed by early 2018. 

Service & Education Events

There are no up-coming events

Public Meetings

Salem Main Street
04-25-2017 10:00 am
Board of Public Works Meeting
05-08-2017 6:00 pm
City Council Meeting
05-08-2017 6:30 pm

Community Events

Healthy Kid's Day at the YMCA
04-29-2017 2:00 pm
Friday Night on the Square
05-19-2017 6:00 pm
Washington Co Piecemakers Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Show
06-09-2017 10:00 am

Salem Community Video Gallery