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Welcome to Salisbury ...

Salisbury is located in Somerset County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Salisbury has a population of 673 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Salisbury.

Salisbury is 2,130 feet [649 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Salisbury is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Salisbury lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Salisbury is within the boundaries of the (814) area code.

The ZIP code for Salisbury: 15558<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Salisbury had an population of 673 people. This is a decrease of 7.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Salisbury had a population of 727 people. This makes Salisbury the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 727 people, the population of Salisbury decreased 17.2% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 878 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Salisbury.

Communities Also Named Salisbury ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Salisbury: This one is located in Somerset County and the other is located in Lancaster County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 21 communities that are also named Salisbury - they are located in Connecticut, Illinois (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Ontario, Oregon, Texas, Vermont and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Salisbury.

Communities near Salisbury ...

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

  • Cumberland [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland [Allegany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Salisbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,131 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumberland<7>
  • Frostburg [Allegany County]
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    • Frostburg [Allegany County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Salisbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,465 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frostburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frostburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frostburg<7>
  • Somerset [Somerset County]
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    • Somerset [Somerset County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Salisbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,817 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerset<7>
  • Meyersdale [Somerset County]
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    • Meyersdale [Somerset County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Salisbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,087 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meyersdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meyersdale<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Berlin [Somerset County]
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      • Berlin [Somerset County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Salisbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin<7>
    • Westernport [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westernport
      • Westernport [Allegany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Salisbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westernport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westernport<7>
    • Boswell [Somerset County]
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      • Boswell [Somerset County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Salisbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,180 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boswell have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boswell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boswell<7>
    • Lonaconing [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonaconing
      • Lonaconing [Allegany County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Salisbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,096 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonaconing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonaconing<7>
    • Carpendale [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpendale
      • Carpendale [Mineral County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Salisbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpendale have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpendale
    • Grantsville [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Garrett County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Salisbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 865 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<7>

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Salisbury. 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 Salisbury.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Salisbury ...

Looking for more information about Salisbury? 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 Salisbury, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Salisbury.

Adding Salisbury to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Salisbury 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 Salisbury was on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

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

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About Somerset County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Salisbury. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Somerset County: www.co.somerset.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Somerset, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salisbury.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salisbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Salisbury). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Salisbury or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Salisbury) 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 Salisbury. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SalisburyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salisbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7529, Longitude: -79.0815    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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