Where to go and where to stay
Salem, originally the county seat, is now an independent city and no
longer administratively part of Roanoke County.
Salem is bordered by the city of Roanoke,
to the east, but otherwise adjacent to Roanoke County.
Officially founded in 1802, Salem became an independent city on
December 31st, 1967; to avoid the possibility of annexation into the city of Roanoke.
City of Salem:
Salem is situated in the Shenandoah Valley, between the Alleghany and Blue Ridge
Mountains, on the Roanoke River.
Salem Museum and Historical
As an educational and cultural resource centre, the Salem Museum maintains an important
collection of local artefacts - including Native American pieces recovered from an early
Indian settlement, relics of the Civil War, and mementoes of daily life from the span of
This picturesque city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west central region of
Virginia, offers a unique blend of attractions and activities guaranteed to please all
ages and tastes. From hiking the Appalachian Trail to collecting arts and crafts or
watching champion show horses, Salem has something for you.
Accommodation in Salem
Hotels in Salem.
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