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Sainscommunity in W Lincoln County served by post office, 1886-1905.
Sal Patch GapW Haywood County in Great Smoky Mountains National Park near lat. 35°38'24" N., long. 83°03'28" W.
Sal's Creekrises in central Wake County and flows NE into Crabtree Creek.
Saldeer GapN Macon County between Burningtown Creek and Rose Creek.
Salemcommunity in SE Burke County.
Salemformerly an independent city in central Forsyth County; inc. 1856, but since 1913 consolidated with Winston as Winston-Salem, which see. Salem was laid out and settled in 1766 by Moravians; its name, meaning "peace," is said to have been selected by Count Nikolaus Zinzendorf, patron and leader of the Moravian Church, prior to his death in 1760. Records of the Moravians from 1752 to 1876 have been published in 10 volumes. Old Salem has been largely restored as a living history museum, with shops, homes, a tavern (where George Washington was entertained in 1791), and other buildings open to the public.
Salemcommunity in S Lincoln County.
Salemcommunity in N Randolph County. Authorized to be laid off as New Salem, 1818; inc. 1831, but long inactive in municipal affairs. Came to be known as Salem after 1882. Long the site of a popular camp meeting in the summer.
Salemcommunity in N Surry County between Lovills Creek and Ararat River.
Salem ChapelSee Dennis.

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