The place was once named "Bennett", probably after a local resident. Salisbury post office, established in 1906 and closed in 1907, was named after Hiram H. Salisbury, a superintendent for the W. H. Eccles Lumber Company. Salisbury was also a station on the Sumpter Valley Railway. In 1940, Salisbury had a population of 4. As of 1980, "there was little evidence of commercial activity".