Salisbury, established in 1755, is the county seat of Rowan County. The town welcomes growth and is business-friendly, but at the same time does not want to compromise its small-town values and quality of life. A former mill town, Salisbury's economy rests on locally-based businesses, like Food Lion, Cheerwine, and Power Curbers. Many of the historic structures in the downtown area are preserved. Visitors can take an informative trolley tour and see sights including the Old Presbyterian Bell Tower, Rowan County Museum, the Old Drug Store, the Utzman-Chambers House, and the Salisbury National Cemetery, which contains the remains of over 5,000 Union soldiers who died at the Salisbury Prison.