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The location of Salem









Welcome to Salem ...

The city of Salem is located in Harrison County.

The location of Salem has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Salem has a population of 1,492 people<3> (see below for details).

Salem is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Salem: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Salem had a population of 1,586 people. This makes Salem the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Salem represents 0.09% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 73rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,586 people, the population of Salem decreased 20.94% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,006 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Salem had an population of 1,492 people. This is a decrease of 5.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.62% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Salem ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Salem and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Anmoore   [Map]   749   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lumberport   [Map]   848   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Nutter Fort   [Map]   1,540   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shinnston   [Map]   2,129   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Salem.

Communities Also Named Salem ...

While we believe that this Salem is located in Harrison County, we know of another 2 West Virginia communities named Salem. Those communities are located in the following counties: Fayette and Preston County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 122 communities that are also named Salem - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (5), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (8), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (4), Iowa, Kansas (7), Kentucky (4), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi (6), Missouri (4), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (8), Nova Scotia, Ohio (7), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (6), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina (4), South Dakota, Tennessee (7), Texas (8), Utah, Virginia (5), Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Salem. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Salem. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Salem.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Salem:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Salem ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a 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: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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 Salem refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Salem may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salem.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<6>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 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 we use 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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