Town of Salem Resources


Opposite: Hawthorne's birth place, Salem, c1900. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 011985.

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Salem is an historic seaside community located approximately 16 miles north of Boston. From its days as one of the earliest landing sites of the English colonists, to its rise as the first major port in the United States, to its trailblazing efforts in opening up the East Indian trade, to its heyday as a thriving hub of American commerce and the home of Nathaniel Hawthorne,  Salem's historical legacy is rich.  Unfortunately, a well-known blemish on that legacy involved the infamous Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692.   
Nonetheless, the City's golden years have left her modern inhabitants with architectural treasures, fine museums, and a sparkling literary heritage.  Equally important, the development of Salem has produced a rich ethnic history, to which people of all races, creeds, colors and origins have contributed over the generations.  It is the educational, medical,  legal, cultural and banking hub of the North Shore.  (Narrative supplied by community.) 
House of the Seven Gables  
Nathaniel Hawthorne in Salem Salem Historic Churches
Salem Architecture Salem Guide
Salem Burying Ground Inscriptions