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Welcome to Salem ...

The city of Salem is located in Fulton County<1> and is the County Seat for Fulton County.

The location of Salem has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Salem refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Salemite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Salem has a population of 1,675 people<4> (see below for details).

Salem is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Salem is located in the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Salem: 72576<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Salem had an population of 1,675 people. This is an increase of 2.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Salem had a population of 1,635 people (or 13.35% of the total population of Fulton County). This makes Salem the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Salem represents 0.06% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 153rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,635 people, the population of Salem increased 2.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,591 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Salem.

Communities Also Named Salem ...

While we believe that this Salem is located in Fulton County, we know of another 4 Arkansas communities named Salem. Those communities are located in the following counties: Faulkner, Ouachita, Pike and Saline County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 122 communities that are also named Salem - they are located in Alabama (4), 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.

  • Cherokee Village [Fulton County]
  • Thayer [Oregon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thayer
    • Thayer [Oregon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,131 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thayer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thayer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thayer<8>
  • Horseshoe Bend [Izard County]
  • Highland [Sharp County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
    • Highland [Sharp County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,107 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ash Flat [Sharp County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ash Flat
      • Ash Flat [Sharp County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ash Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash Flat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ash Flat<8>
    • Mammoth Spring [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth Spring
      • Mammoth Spring [Fulton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 960 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mammoth Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mammoth Spring<8>
    • Hardy [Sharp County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy
      • Hardy [Sharp County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardy<8>
    • Oxford [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Izard County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 679 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Viola [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viola
      • Viola [Fulton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Viola<8>
    • Koshkonong [Oregon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Koshkonong
      • Koshkonong [Oregon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Koshkonong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Koshkonong

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. Our list includes 8 papers. 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 ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Fulton County

About Arkansas

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 Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Fulton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>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 city'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salem.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 city (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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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: 36.3710, Longitude: -91.8227       In this case, the coordinates for Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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