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Published: 2014/04/02
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Drone Test: South Broadway at Dusk in Salem, NH - 2160/30p (4k)
Drone Test: South Broadway at Dusk in Salem, NH - 2160/30p (4k)
Published: 2016/04/24
Channel: Brian Broskie
SALEM NH FLOOD 2010
SALEM NH FLOOD 2010
Published: 2010/03/17
Channel: SMCTV
Salem, NH High School 1991 Video Yearbook Open
Salem, NH High School 1991 Video Yearbook Open
Published: 2007/11/01
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15 Must Rides At Canobie Lake Park In Salem, New Hampshire
15 Must Rides At Canobie Lake Park In Salem, New Hampshire
Published: 2012/10/17
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Boston To Salem New Hampshire RT 93
Boston To Salem New Hampshire RT 93
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: N1AGE
Untamed Roller Coaster - Canobie Lake Park (Salem, New Hampshire) 1080p60fps
Untamed Roller Coaster - Canobie Lake Park (Salem, New Hampshire) 1080p60fps
Published: 2016/07/15
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America
America's Stonehenge NH Mystery Story Review & Tour
Published: 2012/05/26
Channel: New England's Insomniac Theatre
Salem, NH Town Video
Salem, NH Town Video
Published: 2013/06/17
Channel: Verani Realty
Core Gaming in Salem New Hampshire
Core Gaming in Salem New Hampshire
Published: 2013/01/06
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Helicopters flying over salem new hampshire cause alarm
Helicopters flying over salem new hampshire cause alarm
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: GreyStar Paranormal Institute
Canobie Lake Park 2015 Salem, New Hampshire
Canobie Lake Park 2015 Salem, New Hampshire
Published: 2015/09/08
Channel: Eric DIY
Family Trip To Canobie Lake Park Salem New Hampshire 2015
Family Trip To Canobie Lake Park Salem New Hampshire 2015
Published: 2015/08/02
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Town of Salem, NH  Fly Over Circa 1991
Town of Salem, NH Fly Over Circa 1991
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: Salem School District Media Services
Wicked Bites - Mary Ann
Wicked Bites - Mary Ann's Diner (Salem, NH)
Published: 2017/04/25
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FNN: Bill Clinton Campaigns for Hillary in Salem, New Hampshire
FNN: Bill Clinton Campaigns for Hillary in Salem, New Hampshire
Published: 2016/01/20
Channel: FOX 10 Phoenix
UFO sighting Salem NH
UFO sighting Salem NH
Published: 2016/02/19
Channel: GreyStar Paranormal Institute
Core Gaming - Salem, New Hampshire (Updated 3/28/15)
Core Gaming - Salem, New Hampshire (Updated 3/28/15)
Published: 2015/03/29
Channel: quickfreeze4
UFO near Salem, NH and Methuen, MA Border - February 14, 2016
UFO near Salem, NH and Methuen, MA Border - February 14, 2016
Published: 2016/02/18
Channel: Samantha Goodheart
Crews To Search For Body After Salem, NH House Explosion
Crews To Search For Body After Salem, NH House Explosion
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: CBS Boston
Canobie Lake Park, Salem, New Hampshire
Canobie Lake Park, Salem, New Hampshire
Published: 2013/07/08
Channel: Prithibi Chouwan
B&M blue #316 works the branch in Salem,NH on 03/25/1991
B&M blue #316 works the branch in Salem,NH on 03/25/1991
Published: 2012/04/01
Channel: nhrrman
Salem NH Winter Percussion - Dayton Day 2 [PRELIMS ]
Salem NH Winter Percussion - Dayton Day 2 [PRELIMS ]
Published: 2016/04/23
Channel: Alissa LadyJane
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem New Hampshire Holiday video
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem New Hampshire Holiday video
Published: 2016/12/22
Channel: BUBBAg0o0se
Salem NH vs Nashua South Football. 9/1/17
Salem NH vs Nashua South Football. 9/1/17
Published: 2017/09/02
Channel: NashuaETV
Outer Limits Salem, New Hampshire
Outer Limits Salem, New Hampshire
Published: 2011/03/03
Channel: Chris Malenfant
Man commits suicide over back taxes Salem New Hampshire
Man commits suicide over back taxes Salem New Hampshire
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: GreyStar Paranormal Institute
Safety Report on Route 28 in Salem NH Circa 1973
Safety Report on Route 28 in Salem NH Circa 1973
Published: 2016/01/10
Channel: Salem School District Media Services
America
America's Stonehenge on the Autumnal Equinox in Salem, New Hampshire
Published: 2015/09/24
Channel: David N. Tuason
LIVE from Salem, New Hampshire with Bernie Sanders
LIVE from Salem, New Hampshire with Bernie Sanders
Published: 2015/08/23
Channel: SEOWiSE
Investigation in Salem New Hampshire.wmv
Investigation in Salem New Hampshire.wmv
Published: 2012/05/30
Channel: Clive Nightbreed
Willow Park Apartments in Salem, NH - ForRent.com
Willow Park Apartments in Salem, NH - ForRent.com
Published: 2014/03/10
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2015 Salem, NH Holiday  Parade "It
2015 Salem, NH Holiday Parade "It's a Candy Shoppe Christmas"
Published: 2015/12/28
Channel: Salem School District Media Services
Home For Sale: 20 Artemis Road  Salem, New Hampshire 03079
Home For Sale: 20 Artemis Road Salem, New Hampshire 03079
Published: 2015/09/23
Channel: Century 21 - NH
Day at Tuscan Market, Salem New Hampshire
Day at Tuscan Market, Salem New Hampshire
Published: 2013/09/11
Channel: Tracey P
Salem NH History Early Artifacts ATSBK clip
Salem NH History Early Artifacts ATSBK clip
Published: 2013/07/21
Channel: Larry Seaman
Hedgehog Salem NH Park Re opening edit
Hedgehog Salem NH Park Re opening edit
Published: 2015/08/23
Channel: Zach DeRubeis
Video of 2 Castle Ridge Road | Salem New Hampshire real estate & homes by Marylou Buckley
Video of 2 Castle Ridge Road | Salem New Hampshire real estate & homes by Marylou Buckley
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: Nashua Video Tours | Real Estate Video & Photography
Salem NH History North Salem: The old Post Office & Fire Station on Around Town with Larry Seaman
Salem NH History North Salem: The old Post Office & Fire Station on Around Town with Larry Seaman
Published: 2009/10/09
Channel: Larry Seaman
Brook Village West Apartments in Salem, NH - ForRent.com
Brook Village West Apartments in Salem, NH - ForRent.com
Published: 2015/02/06
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Derry, NH Medic 1 and Salem, NH Engine 4 Responding
Derry, NH Medic 1 and Salem, NH Engine 4 Responding
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: RacingFan911 - Emergency Response Videos
Primary Day Vlog from Salem, New Hampshire
Primary Day Vlog from Salem, New Hampshire
Published: 2008/01/08
Channel: Joel Holland
Home For Sale: 18 Butler  Salem, New Hampshire 03079
Home For Sale: 18 Butler Salem, New Hampshire 03079
Published: 2015/09/15
Channel: Century 21 - NH
Home For Sale: 88 South Policy Salem, New Hampshire 03079
Home For Sale: 88 South Policy Salem, New Hampshire 03079
Published: 2015/01/23
Channel: Century 21 - NH
Salem New Hampshire DWI Attorney | Salem New Hampshire DWI Lawyer | 1800DIALDUI
Salem New Hampshire DWI Attorney | Salem New Hampshire DWI Lawyer | 1800DIALDUI
Published: 2010/12/12
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Video of Old Silver Farm (Clinton Model) | Salem, New Hampshire real estate & homes
Video of Old Silver Farm (Clinton Model) | Salem, New Hampshire real estate & homes
Published: 2014/02/12
Channel: Nashua Video Tours | Real Estate Video & Photography
Laser Skin Resurfacing Video NH - Windham, Nashua, Salem,  New Hampshire Medical Spa - Dr. Miller
Laser Skin Resurfacing Video NH - Windham, Nashua, Salem, New Hampshire Medical Spa - Dr. Miller
Published: 2011/02/27
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Video of 19a Braemoor Woods Road | Salem, New Hampshire real estate & homes by Christine Garabedian
Video of 19a Braemoor Woods Road | Salem, New Hampshire real estate & homes by Christine Garabedian
Published: 2016/08/23
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Salem, NH Veterans Day 2014
Salem, NH Veterans Day 2014
Published: 2014/11/16
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80 Pond Street, Unit 5, Salem, NH | Drone Aerial
80 Pond Street, Unit 5, Salem, NH | Drone Aerial
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Salem, New Hampshire
Town
Official seal of Salem, New Hampshire
Seal
Motto: Industry, Commerce, Recreation
Location in Rockingham County and the state of New Hampshire.
Location in Rockingham County and the state of New Hampshire.
Coordinates: 42°47′18″N 71°12′03″W / 42.78833°N 71.20083°W / 42.78833; -71.20083Coordinates: 42°47′18″N 71°12′03″W / 42.78833°N 71.20083°W / 42.78833; -71.20083
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Rockingham County
Incorporated 1750
Villages Salem
North Salem
Millville
Government
 • Board of Selectmen Michael J. Lyons, Chair
Everett P. McBride, Jr.
Lisa S. Withrow
James S. Keller
Gary S. Azarian[1]
 • Town Manager Leon I. Goodwin III
Area
 • Total 25.9 sq mi (67.0 km2)
 • Land 24.7 sq mi (64.0 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)  4.49%
Elevation 131 ft (40 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 28,776
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (430/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03079
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-66660
GNIS feature ID 0873713
Website www.townofsalemnh.org

Salem is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 28,776 at the 2010 census.[2] Salem is a marketing and distributing center north of Boston, with a major amusement attraction, Canobie Lake Park, and a large shopping mall, the Mall at Rockingham Park.

History[edit]

The area was first settled in 1652. As early as 1736, Salem was the "North Parish" of Methuen, Massachusetts, or "Methuen District." In 1741, when the boundary line between Massachusetts and New Hampshire was fixed, the "North Parish" became part of New Hampshire, and was given the name "Salem," taken from nearby Salem, Massachusetts. It was incorporated in 1750 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth.

The Square in 1908

In 1902, Canobie Lake Park was established in Salem by the Massachusetts Northeast Street Railway Company, to encourage leisure excursions on its trolleys. The plan was successful, and the enterprise quickly became one of the leading resorts of its type in New England. Crowds arrived from all over, including the nearby mill towns of Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell and Methuen in Massachusetts, and Manchester and Nashua in New Hampshire. Factory workers and others found respite strolling along tree-lined promenades, between flower-beds or beside the lake. Rides, arcades and a dance hall provided lively entertainments. The rise of the automobile, however, brought the decline of the trolley. But Canobie Lake Park, one of the few former street railway amusement resorts still in existence, continues to be popular.[3]

Other features of Salem's tourism history include America's Stonehenge, a curiosity (formerly "Mystery Hill"). A recent attraction in town is the Icenter, a skating arena.

Starting in the 1950s, Salem developed rapidly as part of Greater Boston, with suburban-style residential neighborhoods and a long strip of commercial development along NH Route 28. Recent (c. 2006) commercial construction has continued to focus on Route 28, as well as on the commercial zone off Exit 2 on Interstate 93.

The Manchester and Lawrence branch of the B&M railroad ran through Salem until 2001. In 2009, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation commissioned a study exploring reactivation of the branch and instituting commuter rail service connecting to the MBTA Haverhill Line and onward to Boston. The study's cost/benefit analysis recommended taking no action to reactivate beyond preserving the option for consideration at a future time.[4]

Politics[edit]

Salem's town government consists of a board of selectmen and a town manager. Salem is a part of New Hampshire Senate District 22 and has nine representatives to the New Hampshire House. The state senator for Salem is Senate President Chuck Morse. The state representatives of Salem are Ronald Belanger, John Sytek, Joe Sweeney, Arthur E. Barnes III, Robert Elliot, Gary Azarian, Fred Doucette, Anne Priestly and John J. Manning Jr.

Voter registration in the town of Salem as of November 2012:[5]

Party Number of voters
Republican 6,241
Democratic 5,287
Independent 7,758
Total 19,286

Geography[edit]

Town Office Building

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.9 square miles (67 km2), of which 24.7 sq mi (64 km2) is land and 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) is water, comprising 4.49% of the town. Salem is drained by the Spicket River and Policy Brook. Canobie Lake is on the western boundary, Arlington Mill Reservoir is in the north, and World End Pond is in the southeast. None of the town's residential water supply incorporates sodium fluoride, a water additive that helps ensure strong teeth enamel.[6] The highest point in Salem is the summit of Gordon's Hill, at 380 feet (120 m) above sea level, along the town's western border.

Salem is the first New Hampshire town encountered when traveling north from Massachusetts on Interstate 93. The interstate's first two New Hampshire exits are within town. Via I-93, Boston is 35 miles (56 km) to the south and Manchester is 20 miles (32 km) to the northwest.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 1,218
1800 1,077 −11.6%
1810 1,179 9.5%
1820 1,311 11.2%
1830 1,310 −0.1%
1840 1,408 7.5%
1850 1,555 10.4%
1860 1,670 7.4%
1870 1,603 −4.0%
1880 1,809 12.9%
1890 1,805 −0.2%
1900 2,041 13.1%
1910 2,117 3.7%
1920 2,318 9.5%
1930 2,751 18.7%
1940 3,267 18.8%
1950 4,805 47.1%
1960 9,210 91.7%
1970 20,142 118.7%
1980 24,124 19.8%
1990 25,746 6.7%
2000 28,112 9.2%
2010 28,776 2.4%
Est. 2015 28,898 [7] 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Under the Apple Tree in 1908, Canobie Lake Park

At the 2000 census,[9] there were 28,112 people, 10,402 households and 7,603 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,138.0 per square mile (439.4/km²). There were 10,866 housing units at an average density of 439.9 per square mile (169.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.01% White, 0.55% African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population.

There were 10,402 households of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.16.

Age distribution was 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median household income was $58,090, and the median family income was $67,278. Males had a median income of $46,330 versus $31,031 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,170. About 3.1% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

Four New Hampshire State Routes and one Interstate Highway cross Salem.

  • NH 28 follows Broadway through the Salem central business district, becoming Rockingham Road in the northern part of town. It connects Salem to Windham in the north and Methuen, Massachusetts in the south.
  • NH 38 begins in Salem at NH 28 (Broadway) just to the east of the Mall at Rockingham Park, and goes southwest into the town of Pelham. It primarily follows Lowell Road and Rockingham Park Boulevard.
  • NH 97 begins in Salem at NH 28 (Broadway) and follows Main Street east to connect Salem to Haverhill, Massachusetts.
  • NH 111 cross the extreme northern part of the town, connecting to Windham in the west and Hampstead in the east.
  • Interstate 93 crosses the town from southeast to northwest. There are two interchanges in Salem, Exit 1, which provides access to Rockingham Park Boulevard, and Exit 2, which provides access to Pelham Road.

The nearest airport is Manchester–Boston Regional Airport along the border of Londonderry and Manchester. The nearest rail service is the Lowell Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail which can be accessed at the Charles A. Gallagher Transit Terminal in Lowell, Massachusetts. The nearest Amtrak stations are Boston's North Station or South Station.

Education[edit]

Salem public schools spend $5,544 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,678. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Salem.[10]

Colleges
High School
Administration

Salem in popular culture[edit]

Rockingham Park racetrack was located in Salem. As mentioned in the film The Sting starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, it was central to that film's plot.

Scenes from the original The Thomas Crown Affair were filmed at the Salem glider airport, which is now Campbell's Scottish Highlands Golf Course.

Notable people[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Board of Selectmen". Town of Salem New Hampshire. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  3. ^ Seed, Douglas, & Khalife, Katherine (1996). Salem, NH. Volume II - Trolleys, Canobie Lake, and Rockingham Park, Images of America. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-0438-5.
  4. ^ HNTB Corporation (2009). I-93 Corridor Multi-Modal Transit Investment Study. http://www.rebuildingi93.com/content/taskForce/I-93%20Transit%20Study.pdf
  5. ^ http://sos.nh.gov/2012BallotsNamesGen.aspx?id=28379
  6. ^ "Is there fluoride in the water?". Town of Salem New Hampshire. Town of Salem, NH. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ Best Places to Live in Salem, New Hampshire

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