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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Salisbury is approximately 7,827 (2000), 4869 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,935 (1990), 2204 (2010).
The amount of land area in Salisbury is 15.273 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Salisbury is 17.84 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.832 sq kilometers.
The distance from Salisbury to Washington DC is 433 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 35 miles. (as the crow flies)
Salisbury is positioned 42.83 degrees north of the equator and 70.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Salisbury per capita income is 14,455.
Salisbury median income is $ 35,679.
Salisbury average annual rainfall is 44.2 inches per year
Salisbury average temperature is (July) 72.5 and (January) 24.7 degrees F.


in Northeastern Massachusetts, bordered by Amesbury on the west; Seabrook, New Hampshire, on the north; the Atlantic Ocean on the east; and separated by the Merrimac River from Newburyport and Newbury on the south. Salisbury is 42 miles north of Boston; 20 miles south of Portsmouth, New Hampshire; 70 miles south of Portland, Maine; and 260 miles from New York City.

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History & History Related Items

Simon Bradstreet, the secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, along with 11 others, were given a land grant on September 6, 1638, to begin a plantation north of the Merrimack River. The original name of the town was Colchester. It was incorporated as Salisbury in 1640.
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The incorporation of Salisbury

1638 (town)


A Website for Salisbury

Salisbury State Beach
Rte 1A
Beach Rd
Salisbury MA 01952
Phone: 978-462-4481
A 521-acre park which offers swimming, boating, fishing and camping. Facilities include a 481-site campground, dune boardwalks, playground and pavillion. There are also four miles of beautiful beach within the park.
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Salisbury City Government

Official Salisbury Website

Salisbury Town Hall
5 Beach Road
Salisbury, Massachusetts 01952
P.O. Box 5072
Phone: 978-462-7591

Form of Government in Salisbury:
Board of Selectmen and a Town Manger with an open Town meeting

Salisbury Police Dept.
24 Railroad Avenue
Salisbury, MA 01952
Phone: 978-465-3121

Salisbury Fire Department
Lafayette Road
Salisbury, MA 01952
Business Phone: 978-465-3121

Web site with good information about Salisbury.

Salisbury Chamber

Salisbury Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1000
Salisbury, Massachusetts 01952
Phone: 978-465-3581
Toll-free: 800-779-1771

Salisbury Organizations

Salisbury Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1000
Salisbury, Massachusetts 01952
Phone: 978-465-3581
Toll-free: 800-779-1771

Salisbury Libraries

Salisbury Public Library
17 Elm Street
Salisbury, MA 01952-1935
Phone: 978-465-5071

Salisbury Schools

Triton Regional School District
112 Elm Street
Byfield, MA 01922
Phone: (978) 465-2397
FAX: (978) 465-8599
Serving Newbury, Rowley and Salisbury

Salisbury Elementary
100 Lafayette Rd.
Salisbury, MA 01952
Phone: (978) 463-5852
FAX: (978) 463-8149 Salisbury


The population of Salisbury was:
1990 - 6,882
2000 - 7,827

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