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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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Limestone 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 Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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:

  • Limestone County     (The home county of Salem)
    • Clifton [Limestone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Limestone County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lester [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Limestone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Cairo [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Limestone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Elkmont [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkmont
      • Elkmont [Limestone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkmont<3>
    • Hay's Mill [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay's Mill
      • Hay's Mill [Limestone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay's Mill
    • Estaville [Limestone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estaville
      • Estaville [Limestone County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Athens [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Limestone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<3>
    • Country Village [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Village
      • Country Village [Limestone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Village
    • Ardmore [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardmore
      • Ardmore [Limestone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ardmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ardmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ardmore<3>
    • Tanner [Limestone County]
    • Caro [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caro
      • Caro [Limestone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caro
    • Orrville [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
      • Orrville [Limestone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
    • Capshaw [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capshaw
      • Capshaw [Limestone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capshaw
  • Colbert County
    • Garner [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garner
      • Garner [Colbert County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ford City [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ford City
      • Ford City [Colbert County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ford City
    • Davidsons Cross Roads [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidsons Cross Roads
      • Davidsons Cross Roads [Colbert County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidsons Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Leighton [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leighton
      • Leighton [Colbert County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 756 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton<3>
    • Nitrate City [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitrate City
      • Nitrate City [Colbert County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitrate City
    • Wilson Dam [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Dam
      • Wilson Dam [Colbert County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Dam
    • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
      • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<3>
    • Sheffield [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
      • Sheffield [Colbert County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,901 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheffield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheffield<3>
    • Tuscumbia [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscumbia
      • Tuscumbia [Colbert County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscumbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscumbia<3>
    • Littleville [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
      • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
  • Lauderdale County
    • Bethel [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Anderson [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson
      • Anderson [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
    • Estep [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estep
      • Estep [Lauderdale County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estep have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cedar Hill [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
      • Cedar Hill [Lauderdale County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
    • Rogersville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
      • Rogersville [Lauderdale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,251 people
      • Former name for Rogersville:
      • Rodgersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville<3>
    • Corum [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corum
      • Corum [Lauderdale County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lexington [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lauderdale County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 709 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
    • Dells Vista Shores [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dells Vista Shores
      • Dells Vista Shores [Lauderdale County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dells Vista Shores
    • Comer [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comer
      • Comer [Lauderdale County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comer
    • Elgin [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Lauderdale County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Belleview [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleview
      • Belleview [Lauderdale County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Belew [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belew
      • Belew [Lauderdale County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belew have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Slabtown [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slabtown
      • Slabtown [Lauderdale County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slabtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lawrence County
    • Wheeler Dam Village [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler Dam Village
      • Wheeler Dam Village [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeler Dam Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeler Dam Village
    • Red Bank [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Hillsboro [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Lawrence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<3>
    • North Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Courtland
      • North Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Courtland
    • Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<3>
    • Town Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
      • Town Creek [Lawrence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<3>
    • Chalybeate Springs [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalybeate Springs
      • Chalybeate Springs [Lawrence County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalybeate Springs
    • Moulton [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moulton
      • Moulton [Lawrence County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moulton<3>
  • Madison County
    • Harvest [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvest
      • Harvest [Madison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvest<3>
    • Toney [Madison County]
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
    • Rideout Village [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rideout Village
      • Rideout Village [Madison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rideout Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rideout Village
    • Hazel Green [Madison County]
    • Meridianville [Madison County]
    • Normal [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normal
      • Normal [Madison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Normal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Normal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Normal<3>
    • Huntsville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Madison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntsville<3>
    • Triana [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Triana
      • Triana [Madison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Triana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Triana
    • Ryland [Madison County]
    • New Market [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Market
      • New Market [Madison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Market have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Market
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Market<3>
    • Brownsboro [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsboro
      • Brownsboro [Madison County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsboro<3>
  • Morgan County
    • Trinity [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Morgan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,477 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinity<3>
    • Moulton Heights [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moulton Heights
      • Moulton Heights [Morgan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moulton Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moulton Heights
    • Austinville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austinville
      • Austinville [Morgan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austinville
    • Decatur [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Morgan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,445 people
      • Former names for Decatur:
      • Albany
      • New Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
    • Russell Village [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell Village
      • Russell Village [Morgan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Village
    • Flint City [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint City
      • Flint City [Morgan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint City
    • Priceville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priceville
      • Priceville [Morgan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Priceville<3>
    • Hartselle [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartselle
      • Hartselle [Morgan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,466 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartselle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartselle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartselle<3>
    • Danville [Morgan County]
    • Somerville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerville
      • Somerville [Morgan County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 773 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerville
    • Valhermoso Springs [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valhermoso Springs
      • Valhermoso Springs [Morgan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valhermoso Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Valhermoso Springs:
      • Chunn Springs
      • White Sulphur Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valhermoso Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valhermoso Springs<3>
    • Falkville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkville
      • Falkville [Morgan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falkville<3>
    • Lacey's Spring [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey's Spring
      • Lacey's Spring [Morgan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacey's Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey's Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey's Spring<3>
  • Giles County (TN)
    • Stella [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stella
      • Stella [Giles County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stella
    • Minor Hill [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minor Hill
      • Minor Hill [Giles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minor Hill
    • Prospect [Giles County]
    • Elkmont Springs [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkmont Springs
      • Elkmont Springs [Giles County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkmont Springs
    • Green Field [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Field
      • Green Field [Giles County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Field
    • Elkton [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
      • Elkton [Giles County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 524 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
    • Ardmore [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardmore
      • Ardmore [Giles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ardmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ardmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ardmore<3>
    • Dickson Town [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson Town
      • Dickson Town [Giles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson Town
    • Gordon [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Giles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
    • Pulaski [Giles County]
    • Aymett Town [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aymett Town
      • Aymett Town [Giles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aymett Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aymett Town
    • Wheelerton [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelerton
      • Wheelerton [Giles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelerton
    • Powell Chapel [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell Chapel
      • Powell Chapel [Giles County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powell Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell Chapel
  • Lawrence County (TN)
    • Fall River [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
      • Fall River [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
    • Liberty Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Grove
      • Liberty Grove [Lawrence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 7,825 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Grove
    • Rascal Town [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rascal Town
      • Rascal Town [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rascal Town
    • Loretto [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loretto
      • Loretto [Lawrence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loretto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loretto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loretto<3>
    • New Prospect [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Prospect
      • New Prospect [Lawrence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6,880 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Prospect
    • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 829 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<3>
    • Lawrenceburg [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrenceburg
      • Lawrenceburg [Lawrence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,035 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrenceburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrenceburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrenceburg<3>
    • Iron City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron City
      • Iron City [Lawrence County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron City
    • Ethridge [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethridge
      • Ethridge [Lawrence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ethridge<3>
    • Flatwoods [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Lawrence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Webber City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webber City
      • Webber City [Lawrence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webber City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webber City
    • Park Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Grove
      • Park Grove [Lawrence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Grove
  • Lincoln County (TN)
    • Cash Point [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash Point
      • Cash Point [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash Point
    • Dellrose [Lincoln County]
    • Pearl City [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl City
      • Pearl City [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl City
    • Boonshill [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonshill
      • Boonshill [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonshill
    • Park City Heights [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City Heights
      • Park City Heights [Lincoln County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City Heights
    • Fayetteville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Lincoln County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,047 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
    • Clarks Ferry [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Ferry
      • Clarks Ferry [Lincoln County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Ferry
    • Petersburg [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Lincoln County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 568 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<3>
    • Flintville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flintville
      • Flintville [Lincoln County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flintville
  • Marshall County (TN)
    • Cornersville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornersville
      • Cornersville [Marshall County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,291 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornersville<3>
    • Lewisburg [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Marshall County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<3>
    • Orrs [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrs
      • Orrs [Marshall County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrs
  • Maury County (TN)
    • Southport [Maury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southport
      • Southport [Maury County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,110 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southport
    • Culleoka [Maury County]
    • Scotts Mill [Maury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotts Mill
      • Scotts Mill [Maury County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 983 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotts Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotts Mill
    • Frierson Town [Maury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frierson Town
      • Frierson Town [Maury County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 923 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frierson Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frierson Town
    • Jonesboro [Maury County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro
      • Jonesboro [Maury County] was located 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 5,238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Wayne County (TN)
    • Corning [Wayne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corning
      • Corning [Wayne County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Collinwood [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinwood
      • Collinwood [Wayne County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 944 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinwood

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 27 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 14 miles [22.5 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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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
    • Stories from Tennessee

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.

  • Smith Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
  • Salem Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the 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 Google Maps centered on Salem Cemetery
  • Craig Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Craig Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Craig Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig Cemetery
  • Dupree Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dupree Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dupree Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dupree Cemetery
  • Cunningham Cemetery
  • Browning Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Browning Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Browning Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browning Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Tedd Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tedd Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tedd Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tedd Cemetery
    • Legg Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Legg Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Legg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Legg Cemetery
    • Adams Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Adams Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Adams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams Cemetery
    • Gaston Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gaston Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gaston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston Cemetery
    • Elledge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elledge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elledge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elledge Cemetery
    • Hesters Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hesters Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hesters Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesters Chapel Cemetery
    • Evans Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evans Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evans Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans Cemetery
    • Sandlin Cemetery
    • Grigsby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grigsby Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grigsby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grigsby Cemetery

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.

  • Mount Rozell [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Rozell
    • Mount Rozell [Limestone County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Salem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Rozell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Rozell
  • Gipsy [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gipsy
    • Gipsy [Limestone County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gipsy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gipsy
  • Good Springs [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Springs
    • Good Springs [Limestone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Salem
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Springs
  • Cartwright [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartwright
    • Cartwright [Limestone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cartwright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartwright
  • Bethel [Giles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
    • Bethel [Giles County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 161 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
  • Lentzville [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lentzville
    • Lentzville [Limestone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Salem
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lentzville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lentzville
  • Continue List ...
    • Marbuts [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marbuts
      • Marbuts [Giles County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marbuts had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marbuts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marbuts
    • O'Neal [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Neal
      • O'Neal [Limestone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Neal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Neal
    • Elkmont [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkmont
      • Elkmont [Limestone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 510 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkmont<3>
    • Stella [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stella
      • Stella [Giles County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stella had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stella
    • Sugar [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar
      • Sugar [Lauderdale County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Minor Hill [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minor Hill
      • Minor Hill [Giles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Minor Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minor Hill
    • Veto [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veto
      • Veto [Limestone County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Veto had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Veto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veto
    • Appleton [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appleton
      • Appleton [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Appleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
    • Poplar Creek [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Creek
      • Poplar Creek [Limestone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Creek

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

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

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 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9390, Longitude: -87.1147       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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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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