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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Salem.

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How Far From Salem to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Salem to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Salem to:

  • Fayette [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Salem to Fayette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,573 miles [10,578.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,284 miles [11,722.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,160 miles [8,304.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Salem ...

We have found 122 communities that share the name Salem.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Salem. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 113 communities in the United States and Canada - with 113 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Salem, we know of 6 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Dallas County

Our profile page for Salem, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the South

Lee County

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Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the East Southeast

Limestone County

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Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North Northeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Salem, Faulkner County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the West Northwest

Fulton County

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Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the Northwest

Ouachita County

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Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the West

Pike County

Our profile page for Salem, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the West

Saline County

Our profile page for Salem, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Salem, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Taylor County

Our profile page for Salem, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Catoosa County

Our profile page for Salem, Catoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the East Northeast

Douglas County

Our profile page for Salem, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the East

Fannin County

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Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Northeast

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Salem, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the East

Oconee County

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Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the East

Richmond County

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Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the East

Upson County

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Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the East Southeast

Walker County

Our profile page for Salem, Walker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Madison County

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Distance: About 1,476 miles [2,375.4 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Marion County

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Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the North Northwest

Stephenson County

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Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the North

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Indiana

Adams County

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Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the North Northeast

Jay County

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Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North Northeast

Union County

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Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the North Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Salem, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Henry County

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Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Salem, Crawford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Douglas County

Our profile page for Salem, Douglas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jewell County

Our profile page for Salem, Jewell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jewell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Salem, Leavenworth County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Leavenworth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rawlins County

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Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Northwest

Reno County

Our profile page for Salem, Reno County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Reno County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Smith County

Our profile page for Salem, Smith County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Livingston County

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Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North

Montgomery County

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Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the North Northeast

Morgan County

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Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the Northeast

Russell County

Our profile page for Salem, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Maine

Franklin County

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Distance: About 1,198 miles [1,928 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Dorchester County

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Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Essex County

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Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Macomb County

Our profile page for Salem, Macomb County
This community is historic.
Although located in Macomb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washtenaw County

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Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Benton County

Our profile page for Salem, Benton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Benton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Chickasaw County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 82 miles [132 km] to the West Northwest

Covington County

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Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the Southwest

Hinds County

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Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the West Southwest

Leake County

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Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the Southwest

Walthall County

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Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Salem, Caldwell County
Although located in Caldwell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Daviess County

Our profile page for Salem, Daviess County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Daviess County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Dent County

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Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the Northwest

Lewis County

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Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Cascade County

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Distance: About 1,551 miles [2,496.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Richardson County

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Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Salem
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

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Distance: About 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Salem County

Our profile page for Salem, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

Our profile page for Salem, Dona Ana County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,139 miles [1,833 km] to the West

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New York

Washington County

Our profile page for Salem, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Salem, Burke County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the East Northeast

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Salem, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the East Northeast

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Salem, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the East Northeast

Nash County

Our profile page for Salem, Nash County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the East Northeast

Pasquotank County

Our profile page for Salem, Pasquotank County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the East Northeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Salem, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Salem, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the East Northeast

Surry County

Our profile page for Salem, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for Salem, Brown County
This community is historic.
Although located in Brown County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Columbiana County

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Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the North Northeast

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Salem, Hamilton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Marion County

Our profile page for Salem, Marion County
This community is historic.
Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Perry County

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Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the North Northeast

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Salem, Tuscarawas County
This community is historic.
Although located in Tuscarawas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Warren County

Our profile page for Salem, Warren County
This community is historic.
Although located in Warren County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Adair County

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Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the West Northwest

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Salem, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the West Northwest

Washita County

Our profile page for Salem, Washita County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washita County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

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Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Marion County

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Distance: About 2,030 miles [3,267 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

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Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Salem, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Salem, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the North Northeast

Snyder County

Our profile page for Salem, Snyder County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Salem, Anderson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Anderson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florence County

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Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the East

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Salem, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the East

Oconee County

Our profile page for Salem, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

McCook County

Our profile page for Salem, McCook County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Salem, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the East Northeast

Henry County

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Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the North Northwest

Lewis County

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Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the North

Montgomery County

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Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the North

Rutherford County

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Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the North Northeast

Tipton County

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Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the Northwest

Weakley County

Our profile page for Salem, Weakley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Weakley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Bastrop County

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Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the West Southwest

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Salem, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the West Southwest

Grimes County

Our profile page for Salem, Grimes County
Although located in Grimes County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Milam County

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Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the West Southwest

Newton County

Our profile page for Salem, Newton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Newton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Smith County

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Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the West

Victoria County

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Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the West Southwest

Wood County

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Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the West

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Utah

Utah County

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Distance: About 1,400 miles [2,253.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Culpeper County

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Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Northeast

Page County

Our profile page for Salem, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Salem, Roanoke County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Roanoke County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Salem City

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Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the East Northeast

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for Salem, Virginia Beach City   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

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Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the Northeast

Harrison County

Our profile page for Salem, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the Northeast

Preston County

Our profile page for Salem, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Kenosha County

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Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the North

Pierce County

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Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Laramie County

Our profile page for Salem, Laramie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Laramie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Germany   [Map]

Distance: About 4,823 miles [7,761.9 km] to the Northeast

Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 4,167 miles [6,706.1 km] to the Northeast

Indonesia   [Map]

Distance: About 10,324 miles [16,614.9 km] to the North Northwest

Jamaica   [Map]

Distance: About 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km] to the South Southeast

Montserrat   [Map]

Distance: About 1,954 miles [3,144.7 km] to the East Southeast

South Africa   [Map]

Distance: About 8,700 miles [14,001.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Salem. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Salem to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.107 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.807 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.544 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Salem, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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