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Welcome to New Salem ...

New Salem is located in Franklin County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New Salem has a population of 1,023 people<3> (see below for details).

New Salem was settled in 1737 and was incorporated in 1775.

New Salem is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for New Salem: (978) & (351)<5>

The ZIP code for New Salem: 01355<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Salem had an population of 1,023 people. This is an increase of 3.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, New Salem had a population of 990 people. This makes New Salem the county's 19th most populous community.

The population of New Salem represents 0.02% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 325th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 990 people, the population of New Salem decreased 13.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,146 people).

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

Communities Also Named New Salem ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named New Salem - they are located in Arkansas (3), Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York (2), North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, Tennessee (2) and Texas (2).

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

Communities near New Salem ...

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

  • Amherst [Hampshire County]
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    • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of New Salem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,643 people
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  • Northampton [Hampshire County]
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    • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of New Salem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,362 people
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  • Gardner [Worcester County]
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    • Gardner [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of New Salem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,585 people
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  • Greenfield [Franklin County]
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    • Greenfield [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of New Salem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,241 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belchertown [Hampshire County]
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      • Belchertown [Hampshire County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of New Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belchertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belchertown
    • Athol [Worcester County]
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      • Athol [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of New Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,698 people
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    • Winchendon [Worcester County]
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      • Winchendon [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of New Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,835 people
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    • Ware [Hampshire County]
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      • Ware [Hampshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of New Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,897 people
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    • Montague [Franklin County]
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      • Montague [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of New Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,203 people
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    • Templeton [Worcester County]
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      • Templeton [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of New Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Templeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Templeton

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 New Salem. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Salem.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New 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 New Salem.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Salem ...

Looking for more information about New 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to New Salem, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for New Salem.

Adding New Salem to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of New 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 New Salem was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Franklin, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Salem.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<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 community (such as New Salem). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New 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 '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- New 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 New Salem. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New SalemOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Salem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5043, Longitude: -72.3320       In this case, the coordinates for New Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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