Cherry Blossoms at the Oregon State Capitol
Cherry blossoms in bloom on a sunny day at the Oregon State Capitol, Salem, Oregon. Credit: Holly Hayes. view all images →

Founded in 1842 and incorporated in 1857, Salem is the capital of Oregon and the third-largest city in the state. Salem contains several historic districts, including a historic downtown, and over 70 sites listed on the National Register. Some of its oldest buildings are preserved and open to the public at the Willamette Heritage Center.

Location map of Salem, Oregon. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of Salem, Oregon. Click to enlarge.

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44.9428980° N, 123.0350960° W map
1842 (founded); 1857 (incorporated)

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Salem, Oregon
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