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Presidency: Madras
Coordinates: 11.65°N, 78.16°E
Altitude: 278 m (912 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Salem
State/Province: Tamil Nadu
Country: India
Transport links
Madras Railway, which became South Indian Railway
FibiWiki Maps
See our interactive map of this location showing
places of interest during the British period
[xxxxx Salem]

Salem was the headquarters of Salem District during the British period.

The station at this town was on the Madras Railway which became the South Indian Railway broad gauge (BG) 'Jalarpet-Mangalore Mainline'

Spelling variants

Modern spelling: Salem

FIBIS resources


  • Salem Old Anglican Cemetery - graves date back to c 1797. After this cemetery became full, a cemetery was opened at Peramanur, attached to Christ Church in Fort which was in use from 1883 t0 1953.

Schools and institutions

External links

Historical books online