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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Salem, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Salem and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Salem:
    • 41.483154, -72.266470
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Salem
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Salem ...

We have found four communities that share the name Salem.

Within Connecticut, the name Salem is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Washington County
      • This Salem is located in Washington County and lies 128 miles [206 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Salem that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Salem.
    • South Dakota
      • McCook County
      • This Salem is located in McCook County and lies 1,283 miles [2,064.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Salem that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McCook County community of Salem.
    • Wisconsin
      • Kenosha County
      • This Salem is located in Kenosha County and lies 816 miles [1,313.2 km]<1> to the west of the Salem that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kenosha County community of Salem.
      • Pierce County
      • This Salem is located in Pierce County and lies 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the west northwest of the Salem that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pierce County community of Salem.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salem ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Flanders [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flanders
    • Flanders [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flanders have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flanders
  • Four Corners [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
    • Four Corners [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
  • Franklin [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [New London County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
  • Gales Ferry [New London County]
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    • Golden Spur [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Spur
      • Golden Spur [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Spur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Spur
    • Goodspeeds Landing [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodspeeds Landing
      • Goodspeeds Landing [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodspeeds Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodspeeds Landing
    • Grassy Hill [New London County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Hill
      • Grassy Hill [New London County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Happyland [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happyland
      • Happyland [New London County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happyland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happyland
    • Heilwield Corner [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heilwield Corner
      • Heilwield Corner [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heilwield Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heilwield Corner
    • Laysville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laysville
      • Laysville [New London County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laysville
    • Little Haddam [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Haddam
      • Little Haddam [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Haddam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Haddam
    • Quaker Hill [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Hill
      • Quaker Hill [New London County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quaker Hill<3>
    • Sandy Point [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Point
      • Sandy Point [New London County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
    • Silver Falls [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Falls
      • Silver Falls [New London County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Falls
    • Sunnyside [New London County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [New London County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Salem. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Astrid Allwyn     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Manchester (Connecticut) on Monday November 27, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 31, 1978 at the age of 72. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Manchester is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Salem.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Astrid Allwyn<4>
    • Robert Ames     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday March 23, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 27, 1931 at the age of 42. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Salem.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<4>
    • Humbert Allen Astredo     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Pasadena (California) on Thursday April 4, 1929 and died in Guilford (Connecticut) on Friday February 19, 2016 at the age of 86. He is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park (San Mateo County, California).
      • Guilford is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Salem.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<4>
    • Delia Salter Bacon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Tallmadge (Ohio) on Saturday February 2, 1811 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Friday September 2, 1859 at the age of 48. She is buried at Grove Street Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Salem.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<4>
    • John Joseph 'Jack' Barry     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meriden (Connecticut) on Tueday April 26, 1887 and died in Shrewsbury (Massachusetts) on Sunday April 23, 1961 at the age of 74. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Meriden is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Salem.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<4>
    • Christopher 'Battling' Battalino     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday February 18, 1908 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Monday July 25, 1977 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Salem.
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Salem.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<4>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Gus Bivona     (Musician, composer)
    • Marilyn Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the age of 76.
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Salem.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<4>
    • Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 70.
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Salem.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<4>
    • Mary Lydia Bolles Branch     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in New London (Connecticut) on Saturday June 13, 1840 and died in New London (Connecticut) on Monday April 17, 1922 at the age of 81. She is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (New London County, Connecticut).
      • New London is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Salem.
      • New London is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Salem.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<4>
    • John Bray     (Animator)
      • Animator. He was born in Adrian (Michigan) on Monday August 25, 1879 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday October 10, 1978 at the age of 99. He is buried at Bray Cemetery (Lincoln County, Missouri).
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Salem.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bray<4>
    • Hope Cameron     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday February 21, 1920 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 20, 1998 at the age of 78. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Salem.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hope Cameron<4>

How Far From Salem to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Salem to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Salem and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Salem to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 308 miles [495.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,589 miles [8,994.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,295 miles [10,130.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,171 miles [6,712.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Connecticut

About New London County

About Connecticut

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 Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn 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: 41.4832, Longitude: -72.2665       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>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Salem to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.819 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.374 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.545 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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