Salem is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. The population was 28,776 at the 2010 census. Liing on Interstate 93 as the initial community in New Hampshire, which does not have any kind of state sales tax obligation, Salem has actually turned into a commercial center, safeguarded by the Shopping mall at Rockingham Park. Various various other major sites consist of the Canobie Lake Park, a huge theme park, and also America’s Stonehenge, a stone framework of objected to beginnings. It is the previous house of Rockingham Park, a horse racetrack. The Sununu political family members hails from Salem, consisting of former New Hampshire guv and likewise White House Principal of Personnel John H. Sununu, as well as his young boys John E. Sununu, a previous UNITED STATE lawmaker, and also Chris Sununu, current New Hampshire guv.
The area was first resolved in 1652. As early as 1736, Salem NH was the “North Church” of Methuen, Massachusetts, or “Methuen Location”. In 1741, when the border line in between Massachusetts as well as New Hampshire was fixed, the “North Church” became part of New Hampshire, as well as was provided the name “Salem”, drawn from nearby Salem, Massachusetts. The area was consisted of in 1750 by Colonial Guv Benning Wentworth. The meetinghouse of the old north church, installed in 1738, still stands, eventually winding up being the city center of Salem before it was developed into the Salem Historical Society gallery.
In 1902, Canobie Lake Park was established in Salem by the Massachusetts Northeast Roadway Train Firm, to motivate recreation excursions on its trolleys. The strategy achieved success, as well as business swiftly developed into one of the leading hotels of its get in New England. Crowds obtained here from around, consisting of the nearby mill areas of Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell and Methuen in Massachusetts, as well as Manchester as well as Nashua in New Hampshire. Factory workers as well as others located respite strolling along tree-lined boardwalks, in between flower-beds or alongside the lake. Flights, galleries and also a gambling establishment provided dynamic residence entertainments. The rise of the auto, nonetheless, brought the reduction of the cart. Yet Canobie Lake Park, amongst minority former roadway train entertainment resorts still out there, remains to be prominent.
Various various other functions of Salem’s vacationer history include America’s Stonehenge, an inquisitiveness (previously “Enigma Hillside”). A current location in the area is the Icenter, a skating field.
Beginning in the 1950s, Salem produced swiftly as part of Greater Boston, with suburban-style building communities and also a lengthy strip of industrial development along NH Path 28. Current (c. 2006) industrial structure and also building and construction has actually continued to be to focus on Course 28, in addition to on the business location off Exit 2 on Interstate 93.
The Manchester as well as Lawrence branch of the B&M railroad underwent Salem, N. Hamp. till 2001. In 2009, the New Hampshire Department of Transport appointed a research study taking a look at awakening of the branch and also setting up traveler rail service linking to the MBTA Haverhill Line and onward to Boston. The research study’s cost/benefit evaluation recommended taking no action to reactivate previous securing the choice for factor to take into consideration at a future time.
Rockingham Park racetrack stocked Salem. As mentioned in the film The Sting starring Paul Newman and also Robert Redford, it was central to that motion picture’s story.
Scenes from the first The Thomas Crown Affair were shot at the Salem glider airport terminal, which is currently Campbell’s Scottish Highlands Golf links.