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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>

While we didn't find Salem in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Salem.

Brandonville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 82 people (with 105 people in 2017)
 - Brandonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownfield (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Salem
 - Brownfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Bruceton Mills   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 86 people in 2017)
 - Bruceton Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clifton Mills   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Clifton Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cranesville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Cranesville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cuzzart   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Cuzzart had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elliottsville (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Salem
 - Elliottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Farmington (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Salem
 - Farmington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Friendsville (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 160 people (with 475 people in 2017)
 - Friendsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gibbon Glade (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Gibbon Glade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glade Farms   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Glade Farms had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guseman   (Preston County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Guseman was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Salem
 - Guseman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haydentown (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Salem
 - Haydentown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hudson   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Salem
 - Hudson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hutchinson (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Salem
 - Hutchinson had railroad service and no post office
 
Jumonville (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Salem
 - Jumonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lenox   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lenox had a post office and no railroad service
 
Markleysburg (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 96 people (with 276 people in 2017)
 - Markleysburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mineral Spring (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 145 people
 - Mineral Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morgans Glade   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Salem
 - Morgans Glade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ohiopyle (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 600 people (with 57 people in 2017)
 - Ohiopyle had a post office and railroad service
 
Oliphant Furnace (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Oliphant Furnace had a post office and railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Rockville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selbysport (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Selbysport had a post office and railroad service
 
Somerfield (PA)   (Somerset County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Somerfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ursina (PA)   (Somerset County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 405 people (with 214 people in 2017)
 - Ursina had a post office and railroad service
 
Valley Point   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Salem
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Valley Point had a post office and no railroad service

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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 'straight-line' distance that stretches 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7048, Longitude: -79.5775     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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