Salem, Ohio was founded by Zadok Street and John Straughan (Strawn) on April 30,
1806. The word "Salem" means 'peace' and comes from the term 'Jerusalem'. Many
of the early townspeople were Quakers. Salem was the site of the Western
Headquarters for the Anti-Slavery Association, which published THE ANTI-SLAVERY
BUGLE. In 1850, Ohio's first Women's Rights Convention was held in Salem, the
second such convention in the United States.