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Salem Village

The Salem Village Hall is located at 181 Main Street, Salem NY 12865; phone: 518-854-3433.

Overview [1]

See also: Salem Historic District.

The Village of Salem lies within the Town of Salem which is located in Washington County, New York. The Town and Village are nestled in a scenic valley between New York's Adirondacks and Vermont's Green Mountains. The Village is located on historic Route 22 lying between Saratoga Springs to the west and Manchester, Vermont to the East. It is also positioned within the triangle of communities formed by Salem, Greenwich and Cambridge. The Village offers all the advantages of rural living, natural beauty, a close-knit community, historic traditions and proximity to nearby urban areas cambridge vil Village of Salem has a population of 946 and covers an area of 1897 acres (2.9 square miles). The Village is unique in Washington County in that its land area is predominantly devoted to agriculture.

The Topography of the Village of Salem is dominated by the valley that is formed by White Creek and its tributaries. The lowland portion of this valley encompasses the central area of the Village, extending out from this central area along Beaver Brook to the north, White Creek to the northeast and southwest, and somewhat along Blind Buck Stream to the east. Averaging about 980 feet above sea level, these lowlands have basically flat topography that tends to rise slightly to the north and the east Along this lowland area are hills that rise somewhat sharply to a maximum of 300 feet above the valley floor. These hills, found mainly in the northwest, northeast and southeast corners of the Village, have maximum elevations in the 700 to 800 feet above sea level range and are dominated by fairly steep slopes.

  1. Village of Salem, General Development Plan, 2007 revised, www.salem-ny.com, accessed January 2008.
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