The town of Salisbury, North Carolina, is a small city in the eastern United States. It is the county seat of Rowan County. The town was established in 1755 after a trustee of the county entered 40 acres of land as the county seat. The town was located at the intersection of Native American trading routes. By the late 19th century, Salisbury had become an important rail and road hub. By the early 20th century, it was an industrial city with a diversified economy that included textiles.
In 2010, the population of Salisbury was 15,700, a slight increase of 0.5% from the previous year. Among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, Salisbury ranked 165th in terms of population. Residents drive to work on average 21.5 miles per day. Compared to the national average, residents of Salisbury own two cars on average. This is a sign of a stable economy and low unemployment rates.
While Salisbury has a history of developing a strong cultural and historic preservation program, the town has also been a famous prisoner of war camp during the American Civil War. It has attracted numerous developers and is a hub for residential construction. In 1900, D. Eggleston, Jr., a traveler between Asheville and Raleigh, took note of the town's growth and saw that it had become more populated than it was a few years earlier.