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Welcome to New Salem ...
The location of New Salem has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
New Salem was established in 1883.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, New Salem has a population of 987 people<3> (see below for details).
The community of New Salem is 2,160 feet [658 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of New Salem is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: New Salem lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel south from New Salem (for example, toward Carson), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).
The telephone area code for New Salem: (701)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Salem had an population of 987 people. This is an increase of 4.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.22% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, New Salem had a population of 946 people. This makes New Salem the county's 5th most populous community.
The population of New Salem represents 0.14% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 66th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 946 people, the population of New Salem has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 938 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for New Salem.
Communities Also Named New Salem ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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), Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York (2), North Carolina (2), 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.
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. Our list includes 4 papers. 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for New Salem, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for New Salem was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>
We also found New Salem in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for New Salem.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Morton County: www.co.morton.nd.us/
The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/
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