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Our Genealogy Helper for South Salem ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about South Salem (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for South Salem. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for South Salem ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with South Salem.

  • Typical abbreviation for South Salem: S. Salem

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

South Salem is located in Leon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Leon County: Anderson, Freestone, Houston, Limestone, Madison & Robertson.

Below are the counties that are near South Salem. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to South Salem:

  DirDistance
Leon     (The home county for South Salem)
  Concord   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Centerville   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Jewett   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Newby   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Flynn   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Leona   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Marquez   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Russell   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hilltop Lakes   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Normangee   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Oakwood   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Anderson
  Long Lake   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tucker   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lakeview Assembly   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Harmony   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elkhart   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Massey Lake   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Salmon   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Brazos
  Kurten   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wixon Valley   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Freestone
  Donie   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dew   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Teague   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cotton Gin   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kirvin   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stewards Mill - Historic   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Grimes
  Bedias   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Iola   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Houston
  Halls Bluff Town - Historic   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Austonio   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Crockett   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Latexo   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lovelady   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grapeland   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Limestone
  Farrar   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lost Prairie   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Thornton   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Groesbeck   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kosse   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mexia   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Madison
  Madisonville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  North Zulch   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Midway   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Zulch - Historic   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Robertson
  Ridge   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  New Baden   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Owensville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wheelock   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bremond   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Calvert   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
  Kittrell   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to South Salem, see our County-by-County Page for South Salem.

Newspapers Published in South Salem ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around South Salem.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of South Salem, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for South Salem.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to South Salem:

These websites are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.tsl.texas.gov/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Texas to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Leon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Brazos County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Freestone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grimes County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Houston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Limestone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Robertson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Walker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Leon County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Texas
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Texas
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Texas, for Leon County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near South Salem ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of South Salem.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for South Salem covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Seale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Curtiss Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Concord Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W McMillin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Flynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Woodward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Culton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nettles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peoples Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Makamsom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Durst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brushy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find South Salem in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of South Salem.

These communities are listed based on their distance from South Salem, with the one closest to South Salem listed first.

Concord   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from South Salem
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Centerville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from South Salem
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 896 people in 2018)
 - Centerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jewett   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from South Salem
 - 1895 population of 363 people (with 1,211 people in 2018)
 - Jewett had a post office and railroad service
 
Leona   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from South Salem
 - 1895 population of 58 people (with 182 people in 2018)
 - Leona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marquez   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from South Salem
 - 1895 population of 482 people (with 267 people in 2018)
 - Marquez had a post office and railroad service
 
Middleton   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from South Salem
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Middleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buffalo   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from South Salem
 - 1895 population of 310 people (with 1,895 people in 2018)
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
 
Guys Store   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from South Salem
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Guys Store had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around South Salem. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring South Salem in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- South Salem) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Salem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2680, Longitude: -96.0716     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about South Salem, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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