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Dent County, Missouri


Gateway to the Ozark Riverways
A Great Place to Live and Work

Page Contents for Salem, Missouri

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Salem is approximately 4,854 (2000), 4950 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,368 (2000), 2152 (2010).
The amount of land area in Salem is 7.376 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Salem to Washington DC is 828 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 74 miles. (as the crow flies)
Salem is positioned 37.63 degrees north of the equator and 91.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in south-central Missouri. It is about a two hour drive from the St. Louis area and from Jefferson City.
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seasonal. Here is a current weather page for Salem.
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History & History Related Items

W.P. Williams was the first Mayor of Salem, taking office in 1860.

Try this history page for Salem.
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Learn more about Salem at this informative site.

Montauk State Park
is close to Salem. The fishing is great! It is famous for the rainbow trout.
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Salem City Government

The City of Salem
400 Iron St.
Salem, MO 65560
Phone: 573-729-4811

Salem has a Mayor/Council (Board of Aldermen) form of government.

Salem Chamber

Salem Area Chamber of Commerce
200 South Main Street
Salem, MO 65560
Phone: 573-729-6900

Salem Organizations

Salem Area Chamber of Commerce
200 South Main Street
Salem, MO 65560
Phone: 573-729-6900

Salem Libraries

Salem Public Library
102 N. Jackson
Salem, MO 65560-1335
Phone: 573-729-4331
FAX: 573-729-2123 Salem


The population of Salem was:
1980 - 4,454
1990 - 4,484
2000 - 4,854
The 1990 and 2000 figures are from US Census data. All other figures are from other sources.

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