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Our Genealogy Helper for 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 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 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.

A Few Details for Salem ...

Information from our Profile Page for Salem:

  • Salem was settled in 1851.
  • It was incorporated May 10, 1920.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Salem is located in Utah County.

To see how the shape of Utah's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Utah County: Carbon, Duchesne, Juab, Salt Lake, Sanpete, Tooele & Wasatch.

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

  • Utah County     (The home county of Salem)
    • Woodland Hills [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Hills
      • Woodland Hills [Utah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,590 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Hills
    • Benjamin Station [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benjamin Station
      • Benjamin Station [Utah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benjamin Station
    • Elk Ridge [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Ridge
      • Elk Ridge [Utah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Ridge
    • Payson [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Payson
      • Payson [Utah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,303 people
      • Former names for Payson:
      • Fort Peteetneet
      • Pacen
      • Peteetneet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Payson<3>
    • Spanish Fork [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Fork
      • Spanish Fork [Utah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,913 people
      • Spanish Fork has also been known as:
      • Spanish Fork City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spanish Fork<3>
    • Benjamin [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benjamin
      • Benjamin [Utah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benjamin
    • Lake Shore [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shore
      • Lake Shore [Utah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Shore
    • Spring Lake [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Lake
      • Spring Lake [Utah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Former name for Spring Lake:
      • Spring Lake Villa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Lake
    • Covered Bridge Canyon [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covered Bridge Canyon
      • Covered Bridge Canyon [Utah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covered Bridge Canyon
    • Palmyra [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
      • Palmyra [Utah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
    • West Mountain [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Mountain
      • West Mountain [Utah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Mountain
    • Mapleton [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
      • Mapleton [Utah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<3>
  • Carbon County
    • Scofield [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scofield
      • Scofield [Carbon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scofield
  • Juab County
    • Rocky Ridge [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge [Juab County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge
    • Mona [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mona
      • Mona [Juab County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mona<3>
    • Nephi [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nephi
      • Nephi [Juab County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,378 people
      • Former names for Nephi:
      • Little Chicago
      • Salt Creek
      • Nephi has also been known as:
      • Nephi City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nephi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nephi<3>
    • Eureka [Juab County]
    • Fort Nephi [Juab County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Nephi
      • Fort Nephi [Juab County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Nephi. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Mammoth [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
      • Mammoth [Juab County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Mammoth has also been known as:
      • Robinson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth
    • Diamond [Juab County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
      • Diamond [Juab County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ironton [Juab County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironton
      • Ironton [Juab County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Ironton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Silver City [Juab County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Juab County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Levan [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Levan
      • Levan [Juab County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 954 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Levan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Levan<3>
  • Salt Lake County
    • Bluffdale [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffdale
      • Bluffdale [Salt Lake County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,358 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffdale<3>
    • Draper [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
      • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<3>
    • Riverton [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Salt Lake County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<3>
    • Sandy [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
      • Sandy [Salt Lake County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 96,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<3>
    • Snowbird [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowbird
      • Snowbird [Salt Lake County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Snowbird has also been known as:
      • Snowbird Lodge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowbird
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snowbird<3>
    • White City [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Salt Lake County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriman
      • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<3>
    • Alta [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alta
      • Alta [Salt Lake County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 379 people
      • Former name for Alta:
      • Central City
      • Alta has also been known as:
      • Alta City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alta<3>
    • South Jordan [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Jordan
      • South Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 76,598 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jordan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Jordan<3>
    • Brighton [Salt Lake County]
    • Cottonwood Heights [Salt Lake County]
    • Solitude [Salt Lake County]
  • Sanpete County
    • Fountain Green [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Green
      • Fountain Green [Sanpete County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,166 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Green<3>
    • Fairview [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Sanpete County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<3>
    • Moroni [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moroni
      • Moroni [Sanpete County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moroni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moroni<3>
    • Mount Pleasant [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Sanpete County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,530 people
      • Former names for Mount Pleasant:
      • Fort Hambleton
      • Hambleton
      • Hambletowns Settlement
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Pleasant<3>
    • Wales [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wales
      • Wales [Sanpete County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wales
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wales<3>
    • Chester [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Sanpete County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>
    • Spring City [Sanpete County]
  • Tooele County
    • Scranton [Tooele County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
      • Scranton [Tooele County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Scranton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Topliff [Tooele County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topliff
      • Topliff [Tooele County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Salem
    • Ophir [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ophir
      • Ophir [Tooele County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2017: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ophir
    • Vernon [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Tooele County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernon<3>
  • Wasatch County
    • Wallsburg [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallsburg
      • Wallsburg [Wasatch County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
      • Former names for Wallsburg:
      • Little Warm Valley
      • Round Valley
      • Wallsburg Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallsburg<3>
    • Charleston [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Wasatch County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Daniel [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniel
      • Daniel [Wasatch County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2015: 1,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel
    • Independence [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Wasatch County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Midway [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Wasatch County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midway<3>
    • Heber City [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heber City
      • Heber City [Wasatch County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,082 people
      • Heber City has also been known as:
      • Heber
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heber City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heber City<3>
    • Interlaken [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Interlaken
      • Interlaken [Wasatch County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Interlaken
    • Timber Lakes [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Lakes
      • Timber Lakes [Wasatch County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Salem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Lakes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timber Lakes<3>

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

Newspapers Published in 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 80 newspapers that have been published in the area around Salem.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Salem, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Salem.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Salem ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of 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 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 Salem covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Salem had a population of 527 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Salem had a population of 8,621 people.

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

  • Salem [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem [Utah County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Salem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 527 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,621 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Salem had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
  • Payson [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Payson
    • Payson [Utah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Salem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,135 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,303 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Payson had a post office and railroad service
    • Former names for Payson:
    • Fort Peteetneet
    • Pacen
    • Peteetneet
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Payson<3>
  • Spanish Fork [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Fork
    • Spanish Fork [Utah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Salem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,214 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,913 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spanish Fork had a post office and railroad service
    • Spanish Fork has also been known as:
    • Spanish Fork City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Fork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spanish Fork<3>
  • Benjamin [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benjamin
    • Benjamin [Utah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Benjamin had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benjamin
  • Lake Shore [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shore
    • Lake Shore [Utah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Salem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake Shore had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Shore
  • Santaquin [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santaquin
    • Santaquin [Utah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 624 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,865 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Santaquin had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Santaquin:
    • Summit Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santaquin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santaquin<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Springville [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springville
      • Springville [Utah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,840 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33,310 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Springville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springville<3>
    • Thistle [Utah County] - Historic
      • While Thistle was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thistle
      • Thistle [Utah County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Thistle had a post office and railroad service
    • Provo [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Provo
      • Provo [Utah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,159 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116,618 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Provo had a post office and railroad service
      • Former names for Provo:
      • Fort Provo
      • Fort Utah
      • Provo has also been known as:
      • Provo City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Provo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Provo<3>
    • Goshen [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Utah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 298 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 915 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Goshen had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<3>
    • Lakeview [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Utah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lakeview had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Mona [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mona
      • Mona [Juab County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,807 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mona had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mona<3>
    • Indianola [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sanpete County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Salem
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 97 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Indianola had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indianola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
    • Mill Fork [Utah County] - Historic
      • While Mill Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Fork
      • Mill Fork [Utah County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Salem
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mill Fork had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant Grove [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Utah County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Salem
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,926 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,258 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Grove<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Salem. See our List of 1890's Communities around Salem.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Salem ...

While our initial data about Salem came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Salem in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Salem.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Salem:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Utah Place Names
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Van Cott, John W.

Published by the University of Utah Press, 1990

Map from 1890, unknown title/publisher

Map from 1900, unknown title/publisher

We have found Salem in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Salem for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Salem. See our Misc Page for Salem for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Utah County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Salem: www.pondtown.org/

The official website for Utah County: www.co.utah.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- 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 Salem. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Salem

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0530, Longitude: -111.6696    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Salem, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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