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Welcome to New Salem ...

The city of New Salem is located in Morton 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 989 people<3> (see below for details).

New Salem was established in 1883.

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).

New Salem is within the (701) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Salem had an population of 989 people. This is an increase of 4.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.44% 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 (with 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 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), 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.

  • Glen Ullin [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ullin
    • Glen Ullin [Morton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of New Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 717 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Ullin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ullin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Ullin<6>
  • Center [Oliver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
    • Center [Oliver County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of New Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center<6>
  • Almont [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almont
    • Almont [Morton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of New Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 119 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almont<6>
  • Bluegrass [Morton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluegrass
    • Bluegrass [Morton County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of New Salem
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lyons [Morton County]
    • Hannover [Oliver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannover
      • Hannover [Oliver County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of New Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannover
    • Johnson Ford [Grant County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Ford
      • Johnson Ford [Grant County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the southwest of New Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Double Ditch Indian Village [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Ditch Indian Village
      • Double Ditch Indian Village [Burleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the east of New Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Ditch Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Ditch Indian Village
    • Mandan [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandan
      • Mandan [Morton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the east of New Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,752 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandan<6>
    • Lark [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lark
      • Lark [Grant County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the south of New Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lark

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Morton County

About North Dakota

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 Morton County: www.co.morton.nd.us/

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Morton, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.

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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Salem

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Salem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8428, Longitude: -101.4179       In this case, the coordinates for New Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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