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Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Salem is approximately 2,800 (1995), 946 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 397 (1990), 382 (2010).
The amount of land area in Salem is 7.588 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Salem to Washington DC is 357 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 43 miles. (as the crow flies)
Salem is positioned 43.17 degrees north of the equator and 73.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.


east of Saratoga Springs and southeast of Lake George. 50 miles from Albany.
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History & History Related Items

Historical Highlights for Salem.
Salem was settled in 1761 by Joshua Conkey and James Turner. There were several names used for the area, but in 1788, the New York State Legislature finalized the name of Salem. Salem was first used in 1777 during the time of the Revolutionary War when Fort Salem was named.
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The founding of Salem



Salem area is awash in beautiful period homes, rustic covered bridges, fascinating museums and numerous historic landmarks. All this and more makes Salem a wonderful place to visit and soak in their rural charm. Agriculture is one of the areas major businesses.
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Salem City Government

Salem, New York Town Hall
Main St
Salem NY 12865
Phone: (518) - 854 - 3277

Salem Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 717
Salem, NY 12865
Phone: (518) 854-9262

Salem Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 717
Salem, NY 12865
Phone: (518) 854-9262

Salem Schools

Salem Central School System

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