|HISTORY OF SALEM DISTRICT AN OVERVIEW|
Date of human civilization in this district reaches far back to the
stone ages. The
existence of prehistoric culture in Salem is evident from the
discovery of Paleolithic and Neolithic stone implements and dung ash
heaps in and around Salem. A concise chronology of the district
19th Century A.D.:
Developmental activities in Salem like constructing railways and Ghat roads and construction of Mettur dam.
- Salem is a independent
part of Free India.
– Exchange of villages between Mysore and Madras State took place
under the provinces and states (Absorption of Enclaves) order 1950.
Sankari Taluk was formed from Tiruchengode Taluk.
1965- Salem district was bifurcated into Salem – Dharmapuri districts (2-Oct-1965)
Salem constituted 8 Taluks – Salem , Attur, Yercaud, Omalur ,Sankari, Tiruchengode, Rasipuram and Namakkal.
constituted 4 Taluks – Hosur, Krishnagiri , Harur and Dharmapuri.
1966- Mettur Taluk was
formed from Omalur Taluk and Salem constituted
– Paramathi Velur Taluk was newly formed.
1997 – Salem District was bifurcated into Salem and Namakkal district (2-Feb-1997). Salem constituted 8 Taluks - Salem, Yercaud, Attur, Omalur, Mettur, Sankari, Gangavalli, and Idappadi and Namakkal district constituted 4 Taluks - Namakkal, Tiruchengode, Rasipuram and Paramathi-Velur
– Attur Division was newly formed and a new Taluk Valappadi was
formed. Salem attained its present administrative set-up.
Table-1. Revenue Administrative set-up of Salem.