Salem (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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United States
Virginia
Salem (Independent City)
Salem, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1802
Website http://www.ci.salem.va.us/

County Information

Description

The City of Salem is located in the Western portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and it is unclear whether the city was named by James Simpson, an investor, or the Bryans, who were early settlers from Salem, NJ[1].

Courthouse

Salem City Courthouse

For additional records, see Roanoke County.

History

Parent County

1802 - Salem was created in 1802 from Roanoke County. [2]

Resources

Occupations

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Salem silversmiths.]

Maps

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Websites

References

  1. https://www.salemva.gov/Tourism/About-Salem/History
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).