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Welcome to Salem Lakes ...

Salem Lakes is located in Kenosha County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Salem Lakes has a population of 14,868 people<2> (see below for details).

In the past, Salem Lakes was named Salem and Silver Lake. For more information about the names of Salem Lakes, see The Names of Salem Lakes on our Genealogy Page.

Salem Lakes is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Salem Lakes lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Salem Lakes: (262)

Websites for Salem Lakes ...

Official Website: https://www.villageofsalemlakes.org/

Communities near Salem Lakes ...

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

  • Kenosha [Kenosha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenosha
    • Kenosha [Kenosha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Salem Lakes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenosha
  • Waukegan [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukegan
    • Waukegan [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Salem Lakes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,453 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waukegan have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukegan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukegan<6>
  • Gurnee [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurnee
    • Gurnee [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Salem Lakes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,168 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurnee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gurnee<6>
  • McHenry [McHenry County]
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    • McHenry [McHenry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Salem Lakes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,100 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McHenry<6>
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    • Mount Pleasant [Racine County]
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      • Mount Pleasant [Racine County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Salem Lakes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Round Lake Beach [Lake County]
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      • Round Lake Beach [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Salem Lakes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Lake Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Lake Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Round Lake Beach<6>
    • Caledonia [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Racine County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Salem Lakes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,235 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Zion [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Salem Lakes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zion<6>
    • Pleasant Prairie [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Prairie
      • Pleasant Prairie [Kenosha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Salem Lakes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Prairie
    • Grayslake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayslake
      • Grayslake [Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Salem Lakes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,584 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grayslake have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayslake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grayslake<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Salem Lakes ...

Looking for more information about Salem Lakes? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Salem Lakes, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Salem Lakes.

Adding Salem Lakes to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Salem Lakes 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 Lakes was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Kenosha County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Salem Lakes: https://www.villageofsalemlakes.org/

The official website for Kenosha County: www.co.kenosha.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Kenosha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salem Lakes.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salem Lakes - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 Lakes) 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 Lakes. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Salem LakesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem Lakes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5548, Longitude: -88.1107    
<5>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.
<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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