Salem Maps and Orientation

(Salem, Oregon - OR, USA)

The state of Oregon is located on the far northwestern side of North America, with its state capital being the city of Salem. However, with a population of approximately 160,000 people, Salem is in fact only the third-largest city in Oregon, after both Portland and Eugene.

As well as being the state capital, the city of Salem also serves as the county seat for Marion County. It resides within the heart of the Willamette Valley, where it is divided by the Willamette River, which runs northwards through the western side of the city center. Of note, the river separates both Polk County and Marion County.

Lying on the eastern side of Salem is Interstate I-5, which heads in a north to south direction, connecting Portland and Eugene respectively. Highway US-22 (North Santiam Highway SE) heads southeastwards, towards Stayton.

Maps and Orientation of the City

Various neighborhoods have been formed over the years, such as Faye Wright, Grant, Highland, Morningside, Northeast Neighbors, South Central, South Gateway, Southeast Salem, Sunnyslope, the Central Area and West Salem.

All of these neighborhoods and districts should be clearly annotated on good city maps, which should also show the principal landmarks and points of reference. Dotted around downtown Salem are the McCulloch Stadium, Willamette University, the Riverfront City Park, the Reed Opera House and of course, the Oregon State Capitol Building and Park.

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Map of Oregon

Oregon OR State map

Map of Salem