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Salem, Alabama
(Fayette County)

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 The location of Salem 

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Welcome to Salem ...

Salem is located in Fayette County.

When the people of Salem refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Salemite<1>

Salem is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Salem lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Salem: (205)

Communities near Salem ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Salem and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2015<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Bankston   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Berry   [Map]   1,113   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Carbon Hill   [Map]   1,975   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cordova   [Map]   2,028   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Eldridge   [Map]   128   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,490   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Salem.

Communities Also Named Salem ...

While we believe that this Salem is located in Fayette County, we know of another 3 Alabama communities named Salem. Those communities are located in the following counties: Dallas, Lee and Limestone County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 122 communities that are also named Salem - they are located in Arkansas (5), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (8), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (4), Iowa, Kansas (7), Kentucky (4), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi (6), Missouri (4), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (8), Nova Scotia, Ohio (7), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (6), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina (4), South Dakota, Tennessee (7), Texas (8), Utah, Virginia (5), West Virginia (3), Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Salem.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Salem. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Salem. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Salem.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Salem:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Salem ...

Looking for more information about Salem? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Salem? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Salem, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Salem.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Salem. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Salem. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Salem refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Salem may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Salem. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Salem) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6782, Longitude: -87.4981     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salem.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Salem.



 
 
 

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