“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Salem, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Old Salem Inns

Old Salem Inns Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Old Salem Inns Marker
Inscription.  Salem, founded in 1803, was a notable stopping place on the route to the West. The inns located near this spot were the Bull's Eye, Ye Olde Time Tavern, the Globe, the Indian Queen, and the Mermaid. (Marker Number K-88.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 37° 17.364′ N, 80° 5.71′ W. Marker was in Salem, Virginia. Marker was on Wildwood Road, 0.1 miles north of West Main Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Salem VA 24153, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of
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this location, measured as the crow flies. Preston Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Roanoke College (approx. 0.3 miles away); 9-11-2001 Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Colonial Mansion Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Lewis (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lewis (approx. 1.6 miles away); Roanoke College Administration Building (approx. 2.2 miles away); Roanoke County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Mar. 2, 2024