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1890 Communities Near Salem ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Salem had a population of 310 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Salem had a population of 1,492 people.

Avon   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Salem
 - Avon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Benson   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Benson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Isaac   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Big Isaac had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blandville   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Blandville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Center Point   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Salem
 - Center Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coldwater   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Coldwater had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dola   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Salem
 - Dola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flint   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Salem
 - Flint had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goodhope   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Goodhope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarvisville   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Jarvisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kincheloe   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Kincheloe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Long Run   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 119 people
 - Long Run had a post office and railroad service
 
Market   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Market had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marshville   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Marshville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Miletus   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Miletus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morgansville   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Morgansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Milton   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - New Milton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Olive   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Olive had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reynoldsville   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Salem
 - Reynoldsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roberts   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Salem
 - Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sardis   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Sardis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sedalia   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Sedalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wallace   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Wallace had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilsonburg   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Wilsonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Wolf Summit   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Wolf Summit had a post office and railroad service
 
Zinnia   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Zinnia had a post office and no railroad service

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Salem. 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, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2850, Longitude: -80.5640     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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