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Salem, Alabama
(Dallas County)

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The location of Salem

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Salem.

This page contains six sections:

Around Salem ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Prattville. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the east of Salem. Prattville has a population of 35,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Selma. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the east of Salem and has a population of 18,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Salem and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Brent   [Map]   4,864   N   41 miles [66 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,845   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,680   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,756   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   6,851   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,687   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fort Deposit   [Map]   1,186   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,314   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,936   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,314   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,446   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   3,943   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   2,054   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,320   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   3,713   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Alberta   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Boykin   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Browns   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Catherine   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dayton   [Map]   47   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Faunsdale   [Map]   93   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Freetown   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Marion Junction   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Millers Ferry   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Orrville   [Map]   178   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Safford   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sardis   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Thomaston   [Map]   386   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
The Village   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

For more communities neighboring Salem, please visit our County-by-County Page for Salem.

Dallas County ...

Salem is located in Dallas County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salem ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Salem.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Salem. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability 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.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Salem ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Salem.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Vaiden Fld. (FAA ID: A08)   [Map]   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Craig Fld. (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Camden Muni. (FAA ID: 61A)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pine Hill Muni. (FAA ID: 71A)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Greensboro Muni. (FAA ID: 7A0)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Salem.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Salem. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   NNE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   129 miles [207.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   SSE   136 miles [218.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ENE   186 miles [299.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   NNW   63 miles [101.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Vaiden Fld. (FAA ID: A08)   [Map]   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Craig Fld. (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Camden Muni. (FAA ID: 61A)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pine Hill Muni. (FAA ID: 71A)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Greensboro Muni. (FAA ID: 7A0)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
  Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3504, Longitude: -87.2622     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Salem), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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