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New Salem, MA Town Information

New Salem is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 990 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.


New Salem lies at the southeastern corner of Franklin Valley, with its lands extending southward between Hampshire County and Worcester County. The town is bordered by Orange to the north, Athol to the northeast, Petersham to the east, Ware to the south, Belchertown to the southeast, and Pelham, Shutesbury and Wendell to the west. Because of the reservoir, there is no land link between New Salem and Pelham, Belchertown or Ware. From the town common, New Salem lies 19 miles (31 km)miles east-southeast of the county seat of Greenfield, 35 miles (56 km) miles north-northeast of Springfield, 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Worcester and 75 miles (121 km) west of Boston.


As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 929 people, 379 households, and 264 families residing in the town. The population density was 20.7 people per square mile (8.0/kmē). There were 422 housing units at an average density of 9.4 per square mile (3.6/kmē).


Source: Wikipedia


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