Welcome to Salem, South Carolina, the diamond of the upstate!

Salem sits in the North East corner of Oconee County, just off Highway 11, and serves as the gateway to Lakes Jocassee and Keowee. Our little town is much more than the area inside of its town limits. We pride ourselves in being a community not just a town. The Salem community abounds in nature, wildlife, scenic vistas, opportunities for outdoor recreation, hunting and fishing, and just good ol’ down home good folks.

On behalf of the Mayor, Town Council, Town Employees and all the residents of the Salem community, I hope you will take the time to browse through this official website for the Town of Salem, South Carolina.

Whether you are a current resident, a potential resident or a future visitor, let us know what we can do for you!  Salem has a strong historical background, but a bright outlook for the future – our citizens value the past, while working hard to prepare for the future.

2013 Salem Town Hall Meet & Greet

December 5, 2013

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Town Hall Council Chambers

2013 Salem Toys for Tots Cruise In

October 12, 2013

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Main Street

Bring a toy!


More details to follow.

2013 Salem Christmas Parade

December 8, 2013

4:00 PM


More details to follow.

Tamassee-Salem Basketball Schedules Go Eagles

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Merry Christmas 2012 Parade Winners

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Salem Town Council

Cordially Invites You to Our


December 4


4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


5A Park Ave, Salem SC 29676

(864) 944-2819

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2012 Christmas Parade Sunday December 2nd 4:00PM

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Toys for Tots 2012 Cruise In

The 2012 Toys for Tots campaign is currently under way

Drop off locations in the Salem area are:

Salem Town Hall

Salem Fire Department

Loco Mart

Tamassee-Salem Elem.

Tamassee-Salem Middle High School

Keowee Towne Market

More locations to come check back



Tim Callahan,  presented Mayor Head with a Certificate of Appreciation for the Town of Salem’s Support to the Honoring Their Service 2012 program.  


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