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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Salem.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Salem to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Salem to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Salem to:

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Salem to Clarksburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 190 miles [305.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,028 miles [9,701.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,743 miles [10,851.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,618 miles [7,432 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Salem ...

We have found 122 communities that share the name Salem.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named Salem. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 114 communities in the United States and Canada - with 113 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Salem, we know of 6 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Salem, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the South Southwest

Preston County

Our profile page for Salem, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 60 miles [96.6 km] to the East Northeast


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Dallas County

Our profile page for Salem, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Southwest

Fayette County

Our profile page for Salem, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the Southwest

Lee County

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Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the South Southwest

Limestone County

Our profile page for Salem, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the Southwest

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Arkansas

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Salem, Faulkner County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the West Southwest

Fulton County

Our profile page for Salem, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the West Southwest

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Salem, Ouachita County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the West Southwest

Pike County

Our profile page for Salem, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the West Southwest

Saline County

Our profile page for Salem, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Salem, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Taylor County

Our profile page for Salem, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Catoosa County

Our profile page for Salem, Catoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Southwest

Douglas County

Our profile page for Salem, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the South Southwest

Fannin County

Our profile page for Salem, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Southwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Salem, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the South Southwest

Oconee County

Our profile page for Salem, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the South Southwest

Richmond County

Our profile page for Salem, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the South Southwest

Upson County

Our profile page for Salem, Upson County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the South Southwest

Walker County

Our profile page for Salem, Walker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the Southwest

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Idaho

Madison County

Our profile page for Salem, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,632 miles [2,626.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Marion County

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Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West

Stephenson County

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Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Adams County

Our profile page for Salem, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the West Northwest

Jay County

Our profile page for Salem, Jay County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the West Northwest

Union County

Our profile page for Salem, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the West

Washington County

Our profile page for Salem, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the West

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Iowa

Henry County

Our profile page for Salem, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Salem, Crawford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Douglas County

Our profile page for Salem, Douglas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jewell County

Our profile page for Salem, Jewell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jewell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Salem, Leavenworth County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Leavenworth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rawlins County

Our profile page for Salem, Rawlins County   [Map]
Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the West

Reno County

Our profile page for Salem, Reno County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Reno County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Smith County

Our profile page for Salem, Smith County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Livingston County

Our profile page for Salem, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the West Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Salem, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the West Southwest

Morgan County

Our profile page for Salem, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the West Southwest

Russell County

Our profile page for Salem, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Franklin County

Our profile page for Salem, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Salem, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Salem, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Macomb County

Our profile page for Salem, Macomb County
This community is historic.
Although located in Macomb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washtenaw County

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Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Benton County

Our profile page for Salem, Benton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Benton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Chickasaw County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Southwest

Covington County

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Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the Southwest

Hinds County

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Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Southwest

Leake County

Our profile page for Salem, Leake County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Southwest

Walthall County

Our profile page for Salem, Walthall County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Salem, Caldwell County
Although located in Caldwell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Daviess County

Our profile page for Salem, Daviess County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Daviess County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Dent County

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Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the West

Lewis County

Our profile page for Salem, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the West

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Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Salem, Cascade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,618 miles [2,603.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Richardson County

Our profile page for Salem, Richardson County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the West

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Salem
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Salem, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Salem County

Our profile page for Salem, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the East

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

Our profile page for Salem, Dona Ana County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,549 miles [2,492.9 km] to the West

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New York

Washington County

Our profile page for Salem, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Salem, Burke County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the South Southwest

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Salem, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the South

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Salem, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the South

Nash County

Our profile page for Salem, Nash County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Southeast

Pasquotank County

Our profile page for Salem, Pasquotank County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Southeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Salem, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the South

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Salem, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the South Southeast

Surry County

Our profile page for Salem, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the South

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Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for Salem, Brown County
This community is historic.
Although located in Brown County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Salem, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the North

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Salem, Hamilton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Marion County

Our profile page for Salem, Marion County
This community is historic.
Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Perry County

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Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the West Northwest

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Salem, Tuscarawas County
This community is historic.
Although located in Tuscarawas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Warren County

Our profile page for Salem, Warren County
This community is historic.
Although located in Warren County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Adair County

Our profile page for Salem, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the West Southwest

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Salem, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the West Southwest

Washita County

Our profile page for Salem, Washita County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washita County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

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Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the North

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Salem, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,184 miles [3,514.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Salem, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Salem, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Salem, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the North

Snyder County

Our profile page for Salem, Snyder County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Salem, Anderson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Anderson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florence County

Our profile page for Salem, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the South

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Salem, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the South

Oconee County

Our profile page for Salem, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the South Southwest

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South Dakota

McCook County

Our profile page for Salem, McCook County   [Map]
Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Salem, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the South Southwest

Henry County

Our profile page for Salem, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the West Southwest

Lewis County

Our profile page for Salem, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the West Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Salem, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the West Southwest

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Salem, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the Southwest

Tipton County

Our profile page for Salem, Tipton County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the West Southwest

Weakley County

Our profile page for Salem, Weakley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Weakley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Salem, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km] to the West Southwest

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Salem, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the West Southwest

Grimes County

Our profile page for Salem, Grimes County
Although located in Grimes County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Milam County

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Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the West Southwest

Newton County

Our profile page for Salem, Newton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Newton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Smith County

Our profile page for Salem, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the West Southwest

Victoria County

Our profile page for Salem, Victoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,170 miles [1,882.9 km] to the West Southwest

Wood County

Our profile page for Salem, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Utah County

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Distance: About 1,645 miles [2,647.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Culpeper County

Our profile page for Salem, Culpeper County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the East Southeast

Page County

Our profile page for Salem, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the East Southeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Salem, Roanoke County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Roanoke County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Salem City

Our profile page for Salem, Salem City   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the South

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for Salem, Virginia Beach City   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Southeast

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Wisconsin

Kenosha County

Our profile page for Salem, Kenosha County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West Northwest

Pierce County

Our profile page for Salem, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Laramie County

Our profile page for Salem, Laramie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Laramie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Germany   [Map]

Distance: About 4,278 miles [6,884.8 km] to the Northeast

Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 3,622 miles [5,829 km] to the Northeast

Indonesia   [Map]

Distance: About 10,137 miles [16,313.9 km] to the North Northwest

Jamaica   [Map]

Distance: About 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the South

Montserrat   [Map]

Distance: About 1,907 miles [3,069 km] to the Southeast

South Africa   [Map]

Distance: About 8,464 miles [13,621.5 km] to the East Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salem ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Big Battle (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Salem   [Map]
Flint   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Industrial   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Katy Lick   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Lake Floyd   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Long Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Marshville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Olive   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sugar Camp   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Wolf Summit   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

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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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Salem. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (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, 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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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Salem to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.985 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.882 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.087 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Salem could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Salem.