Pine Oak Inn

Known Name(s)

Pine Oak Inn (Primary)
Pine Oak Inn (Secondary)
Pine Oak Inn (Secondary)


Route 460 Salem, VA (Primary) (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961)
Hwy. 460, Pine Oak Heights Salem, VA (Secondary) (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959)
1016 E. Main Street Salem, VA (Secondary) (1960, 1961)

Establishment Type(s)

Inn, Motel

Physical Status



All three Pine Oaks are probably the same site. It was listed on Route 460 from 1950-1953; Hwy 460, Pine Oak Heights 1956-1959; 1016 E. Main Street 1960-1961. Highway 460 is Main Street. Pine Oak Heights is along Main Street.

Detailed History

An undated matchbox cover found online says "R.H.Hale, prop., Route 2, box 46 - where good friends meet to eat and drink." The current address of the property is 37 Hale Avenue. It is still in the Hale family and is operated as apartments today. According to Lena Hale, all four Hale brothers had businesses in the Roanoke Valley and Salem. The family continued to gather at the Pine Oak for family reunions and gatherings after the hotel closed. Photo courtesy Synta Keeling. 

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