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Salem, New Mexico

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Welcome to Salem ...

Salem is located in southwest New Mexico.

Salem is located in Dona Ana County<1>.

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

When the people of Salem refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Salemite<3>

Salem is 4,080 feet [1,244 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Salem is about ¾ mile [or 1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Salem lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Salem is within the (575) area code.

Communities Also Named Salem ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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), Mississippi (6), Missouri (4), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, 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.

Communities near Salem ...

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

  • Hatch [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatch
    • Hatch [Dona Ana County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the southeast of Salem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,678 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<6>
  • Garfield [Dona Ana County]
  • Rincon [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rincon
    • Rincon [Dona Ana County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Salem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rincon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon
  • Arrey [Sierra County]
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    • Tonuco [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonuco
      • Tonuco [Dona Ana County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonuco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonuco
    • Nutt [Luna County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutt
      • Nutt [Luna County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Salem
    • Caballo [Sierra County]
    • Lake Valley [Sierra County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Valley
      • Lake Valley [Sierra County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the west of Salem
    • Radium Springs [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radium Springs
      • Radium Springs [Dona Ana County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the southeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radium Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radium Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radium Springs<6>
    • Hillsboro [Sierra County]

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Salem.

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Salem, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Salem.

Adding Salem to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of 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 Salem was on a map titled Map of New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1951).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dona Ana County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Dona Ana County:

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Dona Ana, 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>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Salem. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SalemOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7076, Longitude: -107.2131       In this case, the coordinates for 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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