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Welcome to Salem ...

The city of Salem is located in Harrison County<1>.

The location of Salem has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Salem refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Salemite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Salem has a population of 1,522 people<4> (see below for details).

Salem is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Salem: (304) and (681)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Salem had an population of 1,522 people. This is a decrease of 4.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 24.13% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 2,006 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Salem ...

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

  • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
    • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<8>
  • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,842 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<8>
  • Weston [Lewis County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
    • Weston [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,857 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<8>
  • Shinnston [Harrison County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shinnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shinnston
    • Shinnston [Harrison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinnston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinnston<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewood
      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,714 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutter Fort
      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,512 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • Lumberport [Harrison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberport
      • Lumberport [Harrison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberport
    • West Union [Doddridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Doddridge County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 799 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<8>
    • Anmoore [Harrison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anmoore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anmoore
      • Anmoore [Harrison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anmoore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anmoore<8>
    • West Milford [Harrison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Milford
      • West Milford [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Milford

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Salem.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

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>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Harrison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salem.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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