Salisbury is a city in Rowan County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. The population was 26,462 in 2000. It is the county seat of Rowan County. Salisbury is the home to famed North Carolina soft drink, Cheerwine, and the regional supermarket Food Lion.
Salisbury is the birthplace of former US Senator Elizabeth Dole, financier and philanthropist Julian H. Robertson and retired NBA player Bobby Jackson.More
Major employers in Salisbury include the US headquarters of Food Lion, a regional grocery chain that is the US subsidiary of Delhaize and the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center. The Rowan Regional Medical center - Salisbury's main hospital - and the local public school system, Rowan Salisbury School System, are also major employers. Smaller employers include textile mills and other manufacturing businesses.More
Salisbury offers a number of educational opportunities.More
Amtrak's Crescent and Carolinian and Piedmont trains connect Salisbury with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. The Amtrak station is situated at Depot and Liberty Streets.
Salisbury is also served by Interstate 85, US Highways 601, 29, 52, and 70, and the Rowan County Airport.More