Salem, Ohio History
The History of Salem, Ohio and its People
Welcome to SalemOhioHistory.com. This site is a continuing effort to gather and
share information on the history of the fine city of Salem, Ohio, USA.
founded in 1806 by two men, Zadok Street from New Jersey, and John Straughan from
Pennsylvania. At that time, over 200 years ago, there were approxiamately 100 people
in Salem and now there are over 12,000 of us. The name Salem was taken from "Jerusalem",
which means "city of peace".
Salem is a wonderful place to live, and has been for
over 2 centuries. Look around the site and please do check back often as we are
always adding new pieces of history to SalemOhioHistory.com.