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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 New Salem:
    • 34.139550, -88.358655
    • 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 New 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 New Salem ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name New Salem.

Within Mississippi, the name New Salem is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 32 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 32 communities, 31 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Lee County
      • This New Salem is located in Lee County and lies 158 miles [254.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of New Salem.
      • Mississippi County
      • This New Salem is located in Mississippi County and lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the northwest of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi County community of New Salem.
      • Woodruff County
      • This New Salem is located in Woodruff County and lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the west northwest of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woodruff County community of New Salem.
    • Georgia
      • Banks County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of New Salem [Banks County].
    • Illinois
      • Menard County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of New Salem [Menard County].
      • Pike County
      • This New Salem is located in Pike County and lies 408 miles [656.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of New Salem.
    • Indiana
      • Rush County
      • This New Salem is located in Rush County and lies 408 miles [656.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rush County community of New Salem.
      • Washington County
      • This New Salem is located in Washington County and lies 338 miles [544 km] to the north northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of New Salem.
    • Kansas
      • Cowley County
      • This New Salem is located in Cowley County and lies 525 miles [844.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cowley County community of New Salem.
    • Kentucky
      • Crittenden County
      • This New Salem is located in Crittenden County and lies 217 miles [349.2 km]<1> to the north of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crittenden County community of New Salem.
      • Lincoln County
      • This New Salem is located in Lincoln County and lies 302 miles [486 km] to the northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of New Salem.
    • Massachusetts
      • Franklin County
      • This New Salem is located in Franklin County and lies 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of New Salem.
    • Michigan
      • Allegan County
      • This New Salem is located in Allegan County and lies 610 miles [981.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegan County community of New Salem.
    • Missouri
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of New Salem.
    • New York
      • Albany County
      • This New Salem is located in Albany County and lies 972 miles [1,564.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albany County community of New Salem.
      • Ulster County
      • This New Salem is located in Ulster County and lies 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ulster County community of New Salem.
    • North Carolina
      • Randolph County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of New Salem [Randolph County].
      • Union County
      • This New Salem is located in Union County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km]<1> to the east of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of New Salem.
    • North Dakota
      • Morton County
      • This New Salem is located in Morton County and lies 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morton County community of New Salem.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This New Salem lies 1,464 miles [2,356.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
    • Ohio
      • Fairfield County
      • This New Salem is located in Fairfield County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of New Salem.
      • Huron County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Huron County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huron County community of New Salem.
      • Ross County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of New Salem [Ross County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong County
      • This New Salem is located in Armstrong County and lies 686 miles [1,104 km]<1> to the northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of New Salem.
      • Fayette County
      • This New Salem is located in Fayette County and lies 616 miles [991.4 km] to the northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of New Salem.
      • Westmoreland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of New Salem [Westmoreland County].
      • York County
      • This New Salem is located in York County and lies 750 miles [1,207 km] to the northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of New Salem.
    • South Carolina
      • Anderson County
      • This New Salem is located in Anderson County and lies 322 miles [518.2 km]<1> to the east of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of New Salem.
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • This New Salem is located in Hamilton County and lies 197 miles [317 km]<1> to the east northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of New Salem.
      • Jackson County
      • This New Salem is located in Jackson County and lies 213 miles [342.8 km] to the northeast of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of New Salem.
    • Texas
      • Palo Pinto County
      • This New Salem is located in Palo Pinto County and lies 571 miles [918.9 km]<1> to the west of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Palo Pinto County community of New Salem.
      • Rusk County
      • This New Salem is located in Rusk County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km] to the west southwest of the New Salem that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rusk County community of New Salem.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New 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.

  • Ales [Monroe County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ales
    • Ales [Monroe County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of New Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ales have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bounds Crossroads [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bounds Crossroads
    • Bounds Crossroads [Itawamba County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of New Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bounds Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bounds Crossroads
  • Cardsville [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardsville
    • Cardsville [Itawamba County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of New Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardsville
  • Central Grove [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Grove
    • Central Grove [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Grove
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    • Clay [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Itawamba County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of New Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
    • Cotton Gin Ferry [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Ferry
      • Cotton Gin Ferry [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of New Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Gin Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Gin Ferry
    • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Port
      • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of New Salem
    • Evergreen [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Itawamba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of New Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
    • Fields Ferry [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Ferry
      • Fields Ferry [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of New Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fields Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Ferry
    • Greenwood [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Itawamba County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of New Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Longview [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Union [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Lee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of New Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Wildwood [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
    • Wise Gap [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wise Gap
      • Wise Gap [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of New Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wise Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wise Gap

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 New 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of New Salem.
      • Shannon is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of New Salem.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<5>
    • Carrie Nye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Wednesday October 14, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 14, 2006 at the age of 69. She is buried at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Greenwood is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of New Salem.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<5>

How Far From New Salem to ...

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

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

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    • Fulton, which is the Seat of Itawamba County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 164 miles [263.9 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from New Salem to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,585 miles [10,597.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,301 miles [11,749.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 Itawamba County: www.co.itawamba.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- New Salem) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Salem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1396, Longitude: -88.3587       In this case, the coordinates for New Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that New Salem could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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 New Salem, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 New Salem to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.664 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.515 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.804 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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