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OLD SALEM TEXAS
AKA SALEM, TEXAS

Bowie County, East Texas

FM 1840 near Interstate 30
About: 7 Miles W of New Boston
6.5 Miles SE of DeKalb
35 Miles S of Idabel, Oklahoma
26 Miles W of Texarkana
Population: 00050 (2000)

Old Salem, Texas Area Hotels > New Boston Hotels
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Also known as Salem, the date of settlement is unclear but assumed to be after 1850. The oldest tombstone in the Old Salem Cemetery is inscribed 1880.

The town once had a school but there doesn’t appear to have been a distinct business center. It was and continues to be an agricultural community with details of its history unavailable.
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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