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  • Why are there 7 towns in Texas named Salem?

    Was running a PC Miler route to Salem, TX just a bit ago. There are 7 towns named Salem in Texas.

    Bastrop County, Cherokee County, Milam County, Newton County, Smith County, Victoria County and Wood County all have a town named Salem in them.

    Strange thing is, they are all located in the eastern 1/3 of the state.

    That's a head scratcher.

  • #2
    So if I told you that I'd meet you in Salem, Texas, you'd be on a....


    "which salem?" hunt?
    Of course you do.


    • #3
      Texans are idiots?
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      • #4
        because Texas is fucking retarded.
        The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.---Socrates
        A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.---Plato


        • #5
          Originally posted by ShortHop@Sep 9 2005, 12:34 PM
          So if I told you that I'd meet you in Salem, Texas, you'd be on a....


          "which salem?" hunt?
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          • #6

            Salem is the name of several places:

            The biblical place named after peace, commonly supposed to be another name of Jerusalem (Gen. 14:18; Ps. 76:2; Heb. 7:1, 2; from Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)).
            Salem, Germany
            Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
            Salem, Sweden
            Salem, South Africa
            In the United States of America:
            Salem, Alabama
            Salem, Arkansas
            Salem, Connecticut
            Salem, Illinois
            Salem, Indiana
            Salem, Iowa
            Salem, Kentucky
            Salem, Massachusetts
            Salem Village, home of many of the accused in the Salem witch trials, is now named Danvers, Massachusetts
            Salem Town, site of much of the proceedings of the Salem witch trials, is now named Salem, Massachusetts
            Salem, Missouri
            Salem, New Hampshire
            Salem, New Jersey
            Salem, New York
            Salem, Ohio
            Salem, Oregon (the state capital)
            Salem, South Carolina
            Salem, Utah
            Salem, Virginia
            Salem, West Virginia
            Salem, Wisconsin
            Salem Township, Michigan
            Salem Township, Minnesota
            Salem Township, Pennsylvania
            Winston-Salem, North Carolina
            (There is also a New Salem, Pennsylvania, New Salem, Massachusetts, a West Salem, Ohio, and an "Old Salem" historical district in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)


            Three ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Salem.
            Salem is a brand of American cigarettes.
            Salem is also a name of an Israeli metal band.
            Salem could also refer to gangster Abu Salem.
            Salem could refer to a nuclear power plant Salem Nuclear



            • #7
              Originally posted by space invader@Sep 9 2005, 12:36 PM
              because Texas is fucking retarded.

              What state opened up shelter space and their herats for thousands of Katrina victims?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Kev+Sep 9 2005, 05:27 PM-->
                QUOTE(The Kev @ Sep 9 2005, 05:27 PM)

              • #9
                look at your own state, you have several towns with the same name as well.


                • #10
                  I can't think of any in Illinois - not that I've seen the whole state but I've never heard of it either.

                  Edit: To clarify, I can't think of any two towns in IL with the same name. I know that there is a Salem, IL.
                  Of course you do.