Origin of Salemafter the biblical Salem: see Genesis 14:18, Psalms 76:2 capital of Oreg., in the NW part, on the Willamette River
Origin of Salemafter the biblical Salem city in NE Mass., on Massachusetts Bay: suburb of Boston: site of witchcraft trials (1692)
- city in N Tamil Nadu state, S India
- A city of southern India southwest of Chennai. It is a trade center with an important textile industry.
- A city of northeast Massachusetts northeast of Boston. Founded in 1626, it is noted as the site of witchcraft trials (1692) and of Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of the Seven Gables.
- The capital of Oregon, in the northwest part of the state on the Willamette River south-southwest of Portland. Founded c. 1840 by Methodist missionaries, it became territorial capital in 1851 and state capital in 1859.