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SALEM, TEXAS (Hays County). Salem, nineteen miles northwest of San Marcos in northern Hays County, was a school community on Bear Creek near the Travis county line. When organized as the Cedar Valley district on October 23, 1876, it had just eight students.


Hays County Scrapbook, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Daniel P. Greene


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Daniel P. Greene, "SALEM, TX (HAYS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 02, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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