Introduction to Salem, Ohio
Salem, Ohio, in Columbiana county, is 17 miles SW of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 55 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The people of the city are in the Youngstown - Warren metropolitan area. Salem has a population of 12,197.
In 1806, Salem was founded by John Straughan, a Pennsylvanian potter, and Zadok Street, a clockmaker from New Jersey. Quakers were the early settlers of Salem. The area derived its name from Salem, New Jersey. A number of Salem’s homes served as stations for the American Underground Railroad until mid 1800s. The first Women's Rights Convention of Ohio was hosted in Salem in April, 1850.
Salem and nearby Attractions
- Salem Historical Society Museum
- Guilford Lake State Park
- Arms Family Museum of Local History
- Glamorgan Castle
Things To Do In Salem
Salem offers over 300 acres of parks and playgrounds. The Centennial Park includes lighted tennis and basketball courts, scenic areas, picnic tables, and an outdoor pool. The Kelley Park, Waterworth Memorial Park, and W. H. Mullins Park are also worth visiting. Visitors can go for boating, hiking, fishing, and picnicking at the Salem City Lake. In addition, shopping can be done at the Salem Plaza Shopping Center and Eastgate Plaza Shopping Center.
Air transportation is available from Youngstown - Warren Regional Airport.
Salem Higher Education
The institutes of higher education located nearby are Kent State University - Salem Regional Campus and Allegheny Wesleyan College.