Salem (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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Salem, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1802
Website https://salemva.gov/

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Salem City Courthouse

For additional records, see Roanoke County.

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

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

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Salem (Independent City), Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the City
  • FindAGrave Clicking on Place Name (without the word "cemetery") may list more.
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Roanoke (Independent City)Roanoke CountyFranklin CountyBedford CountyBotetourt CountyCraig CountyMontgomery CountyVA SALEM IND CITY.PNG
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Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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).