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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Salem, Virginia

Clickable Map of Salem, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Salem Ind. City, VA (20) Roanoke Ind. City, VA (122) Roanoke County, VA (20)  Salem(20) Salem (20)  Roanoke(122) Roanoke (122)  RoanokeCounty(20) Roanoke County (20)
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1 Virginia, Salem — 9-11-2001 Memorial
Old Virginia Brick Company’s employees, officers and directors dedicate this memorial to all the innocent people killed by the terrorists on September 11, 2001. These two beams are from the 33rd – 36th floors of the North tower of the World . . . Map (db m15093) HM
2 Virginia, Salem — K-77 — Andrew Lewis’ Grave
This famous pioneer, patriot, statesman, and soldier, is buried here on part of his 625 acre estate. Member of House of Burgesses, 1772-1775; defeated Indians at battle of Point Pleasant 1774; drove Lord Dunmore from Virginia 1776. Died 1781.Map (db m3903) HM
3 Virginia, Salem — East Hill Cemetery North
(Center marker of three) If I walk in the pathway of duty, If I work till the close of the day, I shall see the great King in His beauty, When I've gone the last mile of the way. And if on Earth I have earnestly striven, and have tried all . . . Map (db m4873) HM
4 Virginia, Salem — Garst / Kesler MillHanging Rock Battlefield Trail
At this location in 1842, John Garst purchased 130 acres of fine land on Mason’s Creek. John was born in 1796, and was the son of Frederick Garst. Frederick is buried on a nearby knoll. John Garst built a dam across the creek, and in 1845 he . . . Map (db m15146) HM
5 Virginia, Salem — General Andrew Lewis1716 - 1781 — Pioneer Patriot —
Hero of the battle of Point Pleasant which was the most closely contested of any battle ever fought with the Northwest Indians: was the opening act in the drama whereof the closing scene was played at Yorktown.Map (db m3904) HM
6 Virginia, Salem — K-75 — General Andrew Lewis
Andrew Lewis was born on 9 Oct. 1720 in Ireland, and his family immigrated to Virginia by 1732. He attained prominence as a frontier soldier during Dunmore's War when on 10 Oct. 1774 his troops defeated Indians led by Shawnee Chief Cornstalk, at . . . Map (db m3907) HM
7 Virginia, Salem — General Andrew Lewis of Salem
General Andrew Lewis (1720 - 1781) Sculptor Anne Bell Architect Byron R. Dickson Conceived and Developed by: Dr. Richard H. and Anne Katherine Fisher Commissioned by Salem Educational Foundation and Alumni Association Last Brigade of . . . Map (db m3908) WM
8 Virginia, Salem — K-115 — Kim Kyusik(1881-1950)
Kim Kyusik, a leader in the Korean independence movement, was born in southern Korea and graduated from Roanoke College in 1903. After Japan annexed Korea in 1910, Kim served the Provisional Korean Government based in China as secretary of foreign . . . Map (db m209218) HM
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9 Virginia, Salem — K-79 — Lynchburg and Salem Turnpike
The Lynchburg and Salem Turnpike Co. was incorporated in 1818 to construct a turnpike from Lynchburg west to Salem "to establish a communication between Lynchburg [to Salem] and the western part of Virginia." It was funded by stock bought by the . . . Map (db m3902) HM
10 Virginia, Salem — K-88 — Old Salem Inns Reported permanently removed
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.Map (db m14808) HM
11 Virginia, Salem — Preston Place
Preston Place is the oldest home in Salem and one of the earliest in the Roanoke Valley. The Salem Museum and Historical Society renovated and reopened the home in 2017, so that Preston Place will continue to stand as a witness to history and a . . . Map (db m209223) HM
12 Virginia, Salem — I-11-b — Roanoke College
At Salem is a liberal arts institution for men and women. Founded in Augusta County in 1842 as Virginia Institute, it was chartered in 1845 as Virginia Collegiate Institute; moved to Salem in 1847; chartered as Roanoke College in 1853, and was in . . . Map (db m14809) HM
13 Virginia, Salem — Roanoke College Administration Building
Built in 1848 (center section), 1852 (west wing), 1854 (east wing), 1903 (third floor) Honoring the lives of the enslaved skilled laborers whose contributions to Roanoke College must be acknowledged and always remembered. . . . Map (db m209221) HM
14 Virginia, Salem — Roanoke County Confederate Monument
In memory of the Confederate soldiers of Roanoke County 1861—1865 Love makes memory eternalMap (db m43043) HM
15 Virginia, Salem — K-78 — Sgt. James WaltonSalem Flying Artillery, C.S.A.
Here at East Hill Cemetery is buried Sgt. James Walton (1838-1875). A gunner in Capt. Charles B. Griffin's Battery (Salem Flying Artillery), Walton fired one of the last artillery shots by Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox . . . Map (db m3905) HM
16 Virginia, Salem — The Catawba BranchHanging Rock Battlefield Trail
The rail line later referred to as the Catawba Branch of the Norfolk and Western Railway had its beginnings on March 25, 1902, when the Catawba Valley Railway and Mining Company was approved by the General Assembly of Virginia. This line was typical . . . Map (db m15144) HM
17 Virginia, Salem — The John R. Turbyfill '53 Quadangle
With heartfelt gratitude from the students, faculty and staff of Roanoke College, the lawn at the foot of the historical Administration Building was dedicated and so-named on October 23, 2008. A member of the Roanoke College class of 1953, John . . . Map (db m209222) HM
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18 Virginia, Salem — The Valley RailroadHanging Rock Battlefield Trail
The Valley Railroad, chartered February 23, 1866 and developed between 1867 and 1870, is of significance to the nation’s railroad industry. In the mid-1800’s the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad planned a railroad line to span the length of the . . . Map (db m15145) HM
19 Virginia, Salem — To honor our Confederate Soldiers
(Front): 1861      C.S.A.      1865 Erected by Southern Cross Chapter U.D.C. May 30, 1935 (Front): Unmarked Graves These men of the 17th Virginia Cavalry died during the 1863 and 1864 "winter camps" in the Salem area. . . . Map (db m4011) HM
20 Virginia, Salem — World War 1917 - 1919 Memorial
Erected by Salem Post No. 19 Department of Virginia of The American Legion to honor those soldiers and sailors from Roanoke County who gave their lives for the cause of democracy during the World War 1917 - 1919 George F. . . . Map (db m3987) WM
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Jun. 9, 2023