(Incorporated 1755; Population 34,199)
Salisbury was named after the cathedral town in England. Salisbury was at the leading edge of the American frontier, serving as the jumping-off point for pioneers, visionaries and even a few scoundrels and fugitives. As the largest city in western North Carolina in the 18th and early 19th centuries, Salisbury was the major center of trade and politics. The coming of the railroad in 1859 further boosted the town’s economy and stimulated industry. Salisbury, the county seat of Rowan County, is located in the heart of the beautiful Piedmont area, the industrial heart of North Carolina. Located on Interstate 85, 35 miles from Charlotte and Winston-Salem, Salisbury is in one days' travel time to any major city on the east coast. It is the approximate halfway point between Washington, DC and Atlanta GA.
City of Salisbury
217 South Main St.
P.O. Box 479
Salisbury, NC 28145