Settled in 1638 as Colchester, incorporated in 1640 as Salisbury after a town in Wiltshire, England.
Robert Pike homestead site (1639), historical marker at 2 Lafayette Road.
Salisbury Colonial Burial Ground (1639), 24 Beach Road. Burials include Major Robert Pike (1616-1706), who protested the witch trials, and Rev. James Allen (d. 1695/6 age 39), third minister of Salisbury.
Salisbury Historical Society, 16 Elm Street.
Online Books & Records
Burials in some cemeteries in the towns of Salisbury, Amesbury, and Merrimac, in Essex county, Massachusetts by Chester and Julia True (2007)
Salisbury History by Carolyn Sargent (1991)
Salisbury’s earliest settlers by John Q. Evans (1896)