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Our Genealogy Helper for Salem ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Salem (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Salem. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Salem is located in Dallas County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Autauga, Chilton, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry & Wilcox.

Below are the counties that are near Salem. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Salem:

  • Dallas County     (The home county of Salem)
    • Orrville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
      • Orrville [Dallas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrville<3>
    • Marion Junction [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion Junction
      • Marion Junction [Dallas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion Junction
    • Safford [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
      • Safford [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Safford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<3>
    • Browns [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns
      • Browns [Dallas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns
    • Cahaba [Dallas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cahaba
      • Cahaba [Dallas County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Salem
    • Sunset Mill Village [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Mill Village
      • Sunset Mill Village [Dallas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Mill Village
    • Selma [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Dallas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<3>
    • Sardis [Dallas County]
    • Valley Grande [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grande
      • Valley Grande [Dallas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Grande have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Grande
    • Tyler [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
      • Tyler [Dallas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyler<3>
    • Carlowville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlowville
      • Carlowville [Dallas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlowville
    • Burnsville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Dallas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
    • Old Town [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Dallas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
  • Autauga County
    • Fremont [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [Autauga County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
    • Jones [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Autauga County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
    • Jones Bluff Dam [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Bluff Dam
      • Jones Bluff Dam [Autauga County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Jones Bluff Dam. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Bluff Dam
    • Autaugaville [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autaugaville
      • Autaugaville [Autauga County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Autaugaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 871 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Autaugaville
    • Billingsley [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billingsley
      • Billingsley [Autauga County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billingsley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billingsley<3>
  • Chilton County
    • Maplesville [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplesville
      • Maplesville [Chilton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 700 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maplesville<3>
  • Greene County
    • Forkland [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forkland
      • Forkland [Greene County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forkland
  • Hale County
    • Newbern [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newbern
      • Newbern [Hale County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newbern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newbern
    • Prairieville [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairieville
      • Prairieville [Hale County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairieville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairieville
    • Gallion [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallion
      • Gallion [Hale County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallion
    • Greensboro [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
      • Greensboro [Hale County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<3>
    • Sawyerville [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawyerville
      • Sawyerville [Hale County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sawyerville<3>
  • Lowndes County
    • Benton [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Lowndes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
    • White Hall [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Lowndes County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 751 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Hall
    • Gordonville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
      • Gordonville [Lowndes County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonville
    • Mosses [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosses
      • Mosses [Lowndes County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 874 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosses
    • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowndesboro
      • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowndesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowndesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowndesboro<3>
  • Marengo County
    • Crenshaw [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crenshaw
      • Crenshaw [Marengo County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crenshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Faunsdale [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faunsdale
      • Faunsdale [Marengo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faunsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 92 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faunsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faunsdale<3>
    • Thomaston [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomaston
      • Thomaston [Marengo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomaston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 381 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomaston
    • Dayton [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Marengo County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Hugo [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hugo
      • Hugo [Marengo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hugo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hugo
    • Magnolia [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Marengo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Providence [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Marengo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Linden [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Marengo County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<3>
    • Demopolis [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Demopolis
      • Demopolis [Marengo County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,612 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Demopolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Demopolis<3>
    • Sweet Water [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Water
      • Sweet Water [Marengo County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Water have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 244 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Water
    • Myrtlewood [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtlewood
      • Myrtlewood [Marengo County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtlewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtlewood
  • Monroe County
    • Vredenburgh [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vredenburgh
      • Vredenburgh [Monroe County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vredenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vredenburgh
  • Perry County
    • Suttle [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suttle
      • Suttle [Perry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suttle
    • The Village [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Village
      • The Village [Perry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Village
    • Freetown [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown
      • Freetown [Perry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freetown
    • Uniontown [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Perry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<3>
    • Marion [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Perry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Sprott [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprott
      • Sprott [Perry County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprott
  • Wilcox County
    • Alberta [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta
      • Alberta [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alberta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberta
    • Catherine [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catherine
      • Catherine [Wilcox County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catherine
    • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Ferry
      • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Ferry
    • Boykin [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boykin
      • Boykin [Wilcox County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykin
    • Camden [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Wilcox County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,765 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
    • Ackerville [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerville
      • Ackerville [Wilcox County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerville
    • Anne Manie [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anne Manie
      • Anne Manie [Wilcox County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anne Manie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anne Manie
    • Arlington [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Wilcox County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Former name for Arlington: Dumas Store
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Snow Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Wilcox County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Kimbrough [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimbrough
      • Kimbrough [Wilcox County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimbrough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimbrough
    • Furman [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
      • Furman [Wilcox County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furman
    • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff
      • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff
    • Oak Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Wilcox County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Salem, see our County-by-County Page for Salem.

Newspapers Published in Salem ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Salem.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Salem, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Salem.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Salem:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama

Cemeteries Near Salem ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Salem.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Salem covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Barnes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barnes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barnes Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnes Cemetery
  • Salem Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salem Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Cemetery
  • Barnes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barnes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barnes Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnes Cemetery
  • New Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
  • Martins Station Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martins Station Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martins Station Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Station Cemetery
  • Orrville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Orrville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orrville Cemetery
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    • Fulton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fulton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fulton Cemetery
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    • New Vernon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Vernon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Vernon Cemetery
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    • Vernon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vernon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vernon Cemetery
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    • Prosperity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prosperity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prosperity Cemetery
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    • Rosehill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosehill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosehill Cemetery
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    • Rasco Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rasco Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rasco Cemetery
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    • Rasco Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rasco Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rasco Family Cemetery
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    • St. Chapter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Chapter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. John Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. John Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. John Cemetery
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Salem in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Salem.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Salem, with the one closest to Salem listed first.

  • Bogue Chitto [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogue Chitto
    • Bogue Chitto [Dallas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogue Chitto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bogue Chitto had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogue Chitto
  • Eleanor [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
    • Eleanor [Dallas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eleanor had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
  • Orrville [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
    • Orrville [Dallas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 321 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Orrville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrville<3>
  • Hazen [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazen
    • Hazen [Dallas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hazen had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazen
  • Massillon [Dallas County] - Historic
    • While Massillon was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massillon
    • Massillon [Dallas County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Massillon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Massillon had a post office and railroad service
  • Harrell [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrell
    • Harrell [Dallas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harrell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrell
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    • Marion Junction [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion Junction
      • Marion Junction [Dallas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 176 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marion Junction had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion Junction
    • Safford [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
      • Safford [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Safford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Safford had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<3>
    • Browns [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns
      • Browns [Dallas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Browns had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns
    • Crumptonia [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumptonia
      • Crumptonia [Dallas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumptonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crumptonia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumptonia
    • Tasso [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tasso
      • Tasso [Dallas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tasso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tasso had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tasso
    • Cahaba [Dallas County] - Historic
      • While Cahaba was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cahaba
      • Cahaba [Dallas County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cahaba had a post office and no railroad service
    • Central Mills [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Mills
      • Central Mills [Dallas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Central Mills had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Mills
    • Rehoboth [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rehoboth
      • Rehoboth [Wilcox County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rehoboth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 142 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rehoboth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rehoboth
    • King's Landing [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King's Landing
      • King's Landing [Dallas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King's Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, King's Landing had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King's Landing

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Salem. See our List of 1890's Communities around Salem.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3504, Longitude: -87.2622       In this case, the coordinates for Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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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