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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Selma.

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Around Selma ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the east of Selma. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Prattville. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of Selma and has a population of 35,600 people.

For comparison, Selma has a population of 19,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brent   [Map]   4,919   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,708   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,846   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   7,019   W   46 miles [74 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,365   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Jemison   [Map]   2,616   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,432   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Montevallo   [Map]   6,723   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   2,052   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,219   E   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Autaugaville   [Map]   854   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Benton   [Map]   46   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Browns   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fremont   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jones   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Marion Junction   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Old Town   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Orrville   [Map]   186   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Plantersville   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Safford   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sardis   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sprott   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Tyler   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
White Hall   [Map]   804   E   20 miles [32.2 km]

For more communities neighboring Selma, please visit our County-by-County Page for Selma.

Dallas County ...

Selma is located in Dallas County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Autauga, Chilton, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry & Wilcox.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Selma ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Berlin   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South of Selma   [Map]
Casey   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fortune Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
King's Landing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Manila   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Oak Grove (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Potter   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Stonewall   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunset Mill Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Valley Creek Junction   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Selma ...

Looking for more information about Selma? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Selma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Selma.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Selma.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Selma. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Selma. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Selma Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Selma


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Selma ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Selma.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Craig Fld.(ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SEM   SSE   5 miles [8 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ESE   38 miles [61.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Selma.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Selma. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   N   80 miles [128.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   134 miles [215.7 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   136 miles [218.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   172 miles [276.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ESE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNW   64 miles [103 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ENE   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Craig Fld.(ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SEM   SSE   5 miles [8 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Selma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Selma.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in 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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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Selma), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Selma.