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Welcome to Salem ...

Salem is located in Walthall County.

The location of Salem has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

Salem is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Salem: (601) & (769)<4>

Communities near Salem ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

McComb   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the West (W) of Salem

Located in Pike County

Columbia   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Salem

Located in Marion County

Tylertown   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of Salem

Sartinville   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of Salem

Holmesville   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Salem

Located in Pike County

Bacots   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Salem

Located in Pike County

Bear Town   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) of Salem

Located in Pike County

Summit   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) of Salem

Located in Pike County

Mount Hermon   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Salem

Located in Washington Parish (LA)

Magnolia   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) of Salem

Located in Pike County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Salem.

Communities Also Named Salem ...

While we believe that this Salem is located in Walthall County, we know of another 5 Mississippi communities named Salem. Those communities are located in the following counties: Benton, Chickasaw, Covington, Hinds and Leake County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 122 communities that are also named Salem - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (5), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (8), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (4), Iowa, Kansas (7), Kentucky (4), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), 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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Salem. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Salem.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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.

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

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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 Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).

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<5>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 from Point A (ie- Salem) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2299, Longitude: -90.1173     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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