Location: South side of Washington County Courthouse, Salem. (Washington County, Indiana)
TEXT: "At this point Gen. John Hunt Morgan routed poorly armed militia and occupied Salem - July 10, 1863. The town was looted and $1, 000 ransom exacted from each mill owner."
Location: SR 135 at Brock Creek Bridge, SW corner, 0.5 mile north of Salem. (Washington County, Indiana)
TEXT: "Located 40 rods west of this spot. Est. before 1812. Salem's early settlers are buried here including Brocks, Kemps, Hendersons; also John Zink, a ranger with Col. Dawalt, fatally wounded by Indians after the Pigeon Roost Massacre."
Location: NE corner of SR 135 & Lick Skillet Road, 8 miles north of Salem. (Washington County, Indiana)
TEXT: "Nearby is the boundary of the Illinoian Glacier, which covered all but approximately 6, 250 square miles in south, central area of Indiana. Most of Indiana's topography was affected by four separate glacial advancements during Pleistocene epoch, circa one million years ago."
WASHINGTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE / SALEM DOWNTOWN HISTORICAL DISTRICT
Location: North side of Washington County Courthouse, Salem. (Washington County, Indiana)
TEXT SIDE ONE:
"County formed 1814 by General Assembly of Indiana Territory. Commissioners selected county seat and named it Salem. This third courthouse completed 1888 using locally quarried limestone. Designed in Richardsonian Romanesque Style by Harry P. McDonald, Louisville. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1980."
"Town platted 1814; historic district area includes original plat. Continues as geographical, governmental, business, and social center of county. Nineteenth and early twentieth century commercial buildings-in Italianate, Gothic, and Classical styles-surround public square. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1997."