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Salem Chapel TownshipNE Forsyth County.
Salem Churchcommunity in SW Randolph County served by post office, 1840-1918.
Salem Creekrises in E Forsyth County and flows SW through the city of Winston-Salem into Muddy Creek in the SW corner of the county. Appears as Wack Creek on the Collet map, 1770; as "Middle Watch Creek" on the Price map, 1808; and finally as Middle Fork on the MacRae map, 1833. Known as Middle Fork or Middle Fork Muddy Creek until 1966, when the present name was adopted. Wack and Watch undoubtedly are derived from the name Wachovia, which see.
Salem CreekSee Niggerhead Creek.
Salem LakeNE Forsyth County, is fed by Lowery Mill Creek, Kerners Mill Creek, and other streams. Formed 1942. Covers 400 acres, with a max. depth of 35 ft. Source of water for Winston-Salem.
Salem TownshipE central Granville County.
Salem TownshipS Pasquotank County.
Salemburgtown in W Sampson County. Settled about 1870. Inc. 1905 and took its name from Salem Academy, est. there by Rev. Isham Royal in 1874. The academy developed into Pineland College and Edwards Military Institute, which merged in 1965 to form Southwood College; it closed in 1973.
Sales Branchrises in central Cherokee County and flows NW into Valley River.
Sales Fordcommunity in central Cherokee County on Valley River.

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