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Salem, Florida

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Welcome to Salem ...

Salem is located in Taylor County<1>.

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

Salem is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Salem lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Salem is located in the (850) area code.

The ZIP code for Salem: 32356<4>

Adding Salem to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Salem in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Salem was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Salem on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Salem ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 122 communities that are also named Salem - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (5), Connecticut, 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.

  • Perry [Taylor County]
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    • Perry [Taylor County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,879 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry<6>
  • Mayo [Lafayette County]
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    • Mayo [Lafayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,269 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayo<6>
  • Steinhatchee [Taylor County]
  • Steward City [Dixie County]
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    • Steward City [Dixie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steward City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Buckville [Lafayette County]
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      • Buckville [Lafayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Salem
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    • Day [Lafayette County]
    • Cross City [Dixie County]
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      • Cross City [Dixie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,713 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross City<6>
    • Dowling Park [Suwannee County]
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      • Dowling Park [Suwannee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the northeast of Salem
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    • Branford [Suwannee County]
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      • Branford [Suwannee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the east of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 732 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branford<6>
    • O'Brien [Suwannee County]

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Taylor, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 SalemOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8869, Longitude: -83.4131    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






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