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Salem, NJ

Salem is a city in southern New Jersey, on the Salem River. It is the seat of Salem County. Salem's population is around 5,800. Salem was laid out in 1675 and was incorporated as a city in 1858.


A house on Broadway.



First Baptist Church, on Broadway. The church was built in 1845.



Buildings on Broadway.



Businesses on Broadway.



Buildings on Broadway.



Houses on Walnut Street.



A duplex on New Market Street.



A house on Broadway.



The old Salem County Courthouse, at Broadway & Market Street. The courthouse is now used by the City of Salem, and was built in 1735. It is the second-oldest courthouse in continuous use in the United States.



Buildings on Market Street. The Salem County Historical Society is on the right. The Historical Society's building was built in the 1700s and was originally a temperance hotel. Later, it became medical offices. John S. Rock, the first Black to be admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, began his studies in this building in 1850.



Businesses on Market Street.



Houses on Market Street. The James Mecum House is on the left and was built in 1840. The William Sharp House is on thr right and was built in 1862.



Houses on Market Street. The Jane Smith House, built in 1837, is on the left.



Houses on Market Street. The Thomas Thompson House, built in the 1870s, is on the right.



First Presbyterian Church, on Market Street. The church was built in 1856.



The Salem County Courthouse, on Market Street.



Buildings on Broadway.



Houses on Broadway.



Houses on Broadway.



Houses on Broadway.



Houses on Broadway.



Houses on Broadway. The George Wood House, built in 1844, is in the center.



Houses on Broadway.

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Great shots and lots of amazing history. Thanks!
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Wow, very interesting place that I've never heard of.

Also, I find the differentiation of the two halves of this duplex to be very curious:
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I've never seen a duplex like that....
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great shots. I love the towns in SOuthern New Jersey. It would be a desirable place to live with the ocean and such cool cities so close.
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it reminds me of Delaware... is Salem in the Delaware "sphere of influence"?
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^^^ Salem is closer to Wilmington than anywhere of consequence in NJ.
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Nice tour. South Jersey has such a different vibe than North or even Central Jersey.
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I would say that Salem is just outside of Delaware's sphere of influence. Really, the only reason that any part of New Jersey is within Delaware's sphere of influence, or can be considered to be part of the Wilmington/Newark metro, is because it;s so easy to get to Delaware via the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Salem is just a little too far away from the Bridge. Personally, I would really only consider Pennsville, Penns Grove, and Carney's Point to be within the sphere of influence; those places are either right next to the Bridge or are a few minutes away. I think that Salem might have more in common with Bridgeton, which is down Route 49 from Salem, but I don't know anyone from Bridgeton. I know from my experience as a Delawarean that people here are aware of Pennsville and might know someone living there, or might know of something to do there on a weekend afternoon, but no one knows about or really cares about Salem. It almost might as well be another hour away from here.
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That Salem was smooth and mild. Ahhhh.
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Nice old place!! That's an old courthouse!!
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Very old structures, cool tour, as always!
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Cute town.
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Nice thread and photos, thanks!
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you say duplex, I say twin


either way, nice tour!
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Looks like a nice little town with some great structures. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
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Beautiful Georgian structures there, thanks.
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