Salem Missouri Information

In 1851 the Missouri Assembly created Dent County from Crawford and Shannon Counties. It was named for early settler Lewis Dent, who served as the first representative. The First county officers were Jotham Clark, Samuel Hyer, Jr., and G.D. Breckenridge. Joseph Millsap was the sheriff and David Henderson, clerk. meetings were held at the Bressie Farm.

Salem Missouri and Dent County offer educational opportunities for both children and adults, including four rural school districts and one elementary located in the city of Salem. The Senior High School is AAA rated, offering high-quality learning and various vocational training. There are opportunities for adults as well, there are night classes offered by Southwest Baptist University in Salem and the University of Missouri at Rolla is on a short trip down the road.

Salem Properties Real Estate
Peggy Bryce, Broker/Owner 573-247-4668 (Cell)
802A South Main Street (In the Wisdom Building)
Salem, MO 65560
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