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Salem, MA Town Information

The City of Salem is a coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. Located on the North Shore, Massachusetts, Salem is a New England bedrock of history and is considered one of the most significant seaports in Puritan American history.


The City of Salem's reported population was 41,340 at the 2010 census.[1] Salem and Lawrence were the county seats of Essex County prior to the abolishment of county government in 1999.[2]


The city is home to the House of Seven Gables, Salem State University, the Salem Willows Park, Forrest River Park, and the Peabody Essex Museum[3][4][5][6] Salem is a residential and tourist area which includes the neighborhoods of Salem Neck, The Point, South Salem and North Salem, Witchcraft Heights, Pickering Wharf, and the McIntire Historic District[7] (named after Salem's famous architect and carver, Samuel McIntire).[8][9] Salem was one of the most significant seaports in early America.


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