Salem, VA, near Midpoint Chevrolet Buick GMC in Rocky Mount, VA
Midpoint Chevrolet Buick GMC serves customers from cities throughout southwest and central Virginia who come to our dealership looking for quality new or used cars. Salem, VA, has a population of almost 25,000 and lies just northwest of Rocky Mount.
As early as 8000 B.C., Salem was the home of the Native American tribe Totero. Initially, the European explorers who settled Jamestown named the village Totero Town. However, 64 years after the establishment of Jamestown, the explorers expanded their reach and renamed the town Salem, presumably after one of its esteemed citizens. Located on the Great Wilderness Road, which later became I-81, Salem became a bustling city as travellers and visitors passed through on their journey westward.
Salem also played a part in the Civil War, as it was the site of two Union attacks that damaged infrastructure and industry but resulted in few deaths. In addition, Salem's militia - the Salem Flying Artillery - claimed the last Confederate shot fired in the war before Robert E. Lee surrendered in nearby Appomattox Court House in Appomattox, VA.
Downtown, Salem's Main Street boasts many attractions on the National Register of Historic Places, including the post office, courthouse and renovated schools and manors. Salem is also home to the Salem Fair, an annual summer event that is the second largest in the state. Nearby lies the Natural Bridge of Virginia, carved out of history and 20 stories of solid rock.
Salem is also the home of Roanoke College, formerly the Virginia Collegiate Institute. Roanoke College is an esteemed private liberal arts college with more than 2,000 co-ed students. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and competes in the NCAA Division III Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
Just outside of Rocky Mount, Salem is only a short drive from Midpoint Chevrolet Buick GMC, your new Chevy and used car dealer. If you are interested in acquiring a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or used car and want to take a test drive, stop by Midpoint Chevrolet Buick GMC at 17801 Virgil Goode, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or call our sales line at 866-998-7908!
Getting to Midpoint Chevrolet Buick GMC from Salem is simple: Take Main Street E toward Roanoke for 4.8 miles and continue onto the Salem Turnpike NW. From there, drive 1.7 miles, and merge onto US-220. Stay on US-220 for 22.2 miles, and our dealership will be on the left. At Midpoint Chevrolet Buick GMC, we look forward to hearing from all our Salem customers soon!