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1890 Communities Near Selma ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Selma had a population of 7,622 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Selma had a population of 19,519 people.

Augustin   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Selma
 - Augustin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belknap   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Selma
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Belknap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Benton   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Selma
 - 1895 population of 265 people (with 46 people in 2015)
 - Benton had a post office and railroad service
 
Berlin   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Selma
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Berlin had a post office and railroad service
 
Bogue Chitto   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Selma
 - Bogue Chitto had a post office and railroad service
 
Burnsville   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Selma
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Burnsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cahaba   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cahaba was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Selma
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Cahaba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamburg   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Selma
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Hamburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Harrell   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Selma
 - Harrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hazen   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Selma
 - Hazen had a post office and railroad service
 
King's Landing   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Selma
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - King's Landing had railroad service and no post office
 
Kings   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Selma
 - Kings had railroad service and no post office
 
Marion Junction   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Selma
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Marion Junction had a post office and railroad service
 
Massillon   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Massillon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Selma
 - Massillon had a post office and railroad service
 
Milton   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Selma
 - Milton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mulberry   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Selma
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Mulberry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orrville   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Selma
 - 1895 population of 321 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Orrville had a post office and railroad service
 
Perryville   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Selma
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Perryville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Polk   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Selma
 - Polk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Statesville   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Selma
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Statesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Summerfield   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Selma
 - 1895 population of 383 people
 - Summerfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tasso   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Selma
 - Tasso had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tyler   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Selma
 - Tyler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vilula   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Selma
 - Vilula had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vine Hill   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Selma
 - Vine Hill had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Selma, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Selma. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Selma) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Selma. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Selma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Selma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4166, Longitude: -87.0335     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Selma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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