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Welcome to Salem ...

Salem is located in Lee County<1>.

When the people of Salem refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Salemite<2>

Salem is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Salem (for example, toward Twin Chapel (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Salem is located in the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Salem: 36874<4>

Websites for Salem ...

Junior League:   www.leecountyjuniorleague.com/

Communities Also Named Salem ...

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

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

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

Communities near Salem ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Salem.

  • Auburn [Lee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 66,259 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<7>
  • Maridale Estates [Muscogee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maridale Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maridale Estates
    • Maridale Estates [Muscogee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 60,867 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maridale Estates
  • Phenix City [Russell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phenix City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix City
    • Phenix City [Russell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,487 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phenix City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phenix City<7>
  • Opelika [Lee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opelika have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opelika
    • Opelika [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,908 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opelika
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opelika<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mountain Hill [Harris County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Hill
      • Mountain Hill [Harris County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Salem
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 11,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Hill
    • Valley [Chambers County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley
      • Valley [Chambers County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley<7>
    • Lanett [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanett
      • Lanett [Chambers County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lanett<7>
    • Smith's Station [Lee County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith's Station have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith's Station
      • Smith's Station [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith's Station
    • Glenns [Muscogee County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenns have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenns
      • Glenns [Muscogee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,020 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenns
    • Fortson [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortson
      • Fortson [Muscogee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Salem
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 4,924 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fortson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fortson<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Salem. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Salem.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Salem.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Salem. See our Newspapers Page for Salem.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Salem ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Salem, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Salem.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Lee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Salem refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Salem may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Salem). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Salem or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Salem. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Salem

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5963, Longitude: -85.2384    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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