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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 & Directories 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:

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Salem to Athens, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 185 miles [297.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 619 miles [996.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,496 miles [10,454.3 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 7,211 miles [11,605 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,087 miles [8,186.7 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

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Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the South

Fayette County

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Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southwest

Lee County

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Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the Southeast


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 305 miles [490.8 km] to the West

Fulton County

Our profile page for Salem, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the West Northwest

Ouachita County

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Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the West Southwest

Pike County

Our profile page for Salem, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the West

Saline County

Our profile page for Salem, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the West

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Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Salem, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Taylor County

Our profile page for Salem, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Catoosa County

Our profile page for Salem, Catoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the East

Douglas County

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

Fannin County

Our profile page for Salem, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the East

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Salem, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the East Southeast

Oconee County

Our profile page for Salem, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the East Southeast

Richmond County

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Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the East Southeast

Upson County

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Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the Southeast

Walker County

Our profile page for Salem, Walker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the East

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Idaho

Madison County

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Distance: About 1,445 miles [2,325.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Marion County

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Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the North Northwest

Stephenson County

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Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Adams County

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Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the North Northeast

Jay County

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Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the North Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Salem, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the North Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Salem, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Henry County

Our profile page for Salem, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 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 709 miles [1,141 km] to the West 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

Our profile page for Salem, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the North Northwest

Montgomery County

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Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the Northeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for Salem, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the Northeast

Russell County

Our profile page for Salem, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the Northeast

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Maine

Franklin County

Our profile page for Salem, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Dorchester County

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Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Essex County

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Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 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 549 miles [883.5 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 123 miles [197.9 km] to the West Southwest

Covington County

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Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the South Southwest

Hinds County

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Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the Southwest

Leake County

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Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the Southwest

Walthall County

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Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 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 308 miles [495.7 km] to the Northwest

Lewis County

Our profile page for Salem, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Cascade County

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Distance: About 1,506 miles [2,423.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Richardson County

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Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 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 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Salem County

Our profile page for Salem, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

Our profile page for Salem, Dona Ana County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km] to the West

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New York

Washington County

Our profile page for Salem, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Salem, Burke County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the East

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Salem, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East Northeast

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Salem, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East

Nash County

Our profile page for Salem, Nash County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the East

Pasquotank County

Our profile page for Salem, Pasquotank County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the East

Randolph County

Our profile page for Salem, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the East

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Salem, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the East Northeast

Surry County

Our profile page for Salem, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 1,414 miles [2,275.6 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

Our profile page for Salem, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the 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 419 miles [674.3 km] to the 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

Our profile page for Salem, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the West

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Salem, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the West

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 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Marion County

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Distance: About 2,003 miles [3,223.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Salem, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Salem, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Salem, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Northeast

Snyder County

Our profile page for Salem, Snyder County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 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

Our profile page for Salem, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the East

Marlboro County

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Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the East

Oconee County

Our profile page for Salem, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the East

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South Dakota

McCook County

Our profile page for Salem, McCook County   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Salem, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East Northeast

Henry County

Our profile page for Salem, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the Northwest

Lewis County

Our profile page for Salem, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 50 miles [80.5 km] to the North Northwest

Montgomery County

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Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the North

Rutherford County

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Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the North Northeast

Tipton County

Our profile page for Salem, Tipton County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the West 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 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the West Southwest

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Salem, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 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

Our profile page for Salem, Milam County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 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 493 miles [793.4 km] to the West Southwest

Victoria County

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Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the West Southwest

Wood County

Our profile page for Salem, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Utah County

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Distance: About 1,385 miles [2,228.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Culpeper County

Our profile page for Salem, Culpeper County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the East Northeast

Page County

Our profile page for Salem, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the East 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

Our profile page for Salem, Salem City   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the East Northeast

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for Salem, Virginia Beach City   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Salem, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the Northeast

Harrison County

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Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the Northeast

Preston County

Our profile page for Salem, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Kenosha County

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Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the North

Pierce County

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Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 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 4,746 miles [7,637.9 km] to the Northeast

Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 4,090 miles [6,582.2 km] to the Northeast

Indonesia   [Map]

Distance: About 10,262 miles [16,515.1 km] to the North Northwest

Jamaica   [Map]

Distance: About 1,286 miles [2,069.6 km] to the South Southeast

Montserrat   [Map]

Distance: About 1,981 miles [3,188.1 km] to the East Southeast

South Africa   [Map]

Distance: About 8,708 miles [14,014.2 km] to the East Southeast

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About Limestone County

About Alabama

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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 Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning 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: 34.9390, Longitude: -87.1147     [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 313.947 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.796 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.114 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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