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The location of Selma









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Selma ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 42 miles [67 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 35,500 people.

For comparison, Selma has a population of 18,400 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Brent   [Map]   4,864   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,680   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,756   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   6,851   W   46 miles [74 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,314   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,632   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Jemison   [Map]   2,627   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,936   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,314   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,318   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Montevallo   [Map]   6,636   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   2,054   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,320   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   3,713   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,148   E   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Autaugaville   [Map]   855   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Benton   [Map]   43   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Browns   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 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]   178   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]
Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Tyler   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
White Hall   [Map]   779   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 ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Selma.

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 Page for Selma.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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, attractions 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 Page 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>   DirDistance
Craig Fld. (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SSE   5 miles [8 km]
Vaiden Fld. (FAA ID: A08)   [Map]   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld. (FAA ID: 1A9)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Camden Muni. (FAA ID: 61A)   [Map]   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld. (FAA ID: 02A)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   N   80 miles [128.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   134 miles [215.7 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   SSE   136 miles [218.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ENE   172 miles [276.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Craig Fld. (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SSE   5 miles [8 km]
Vaiden Fld. (FAA ID: A08)   [Map]   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld. (FAA ID: 1A9)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Camden Muni. (FAA ID: 61A)   [Map]   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld. (FAA ID: 02A)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fort Deposit Airport (FAA ID: 67A)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
  Website for Dothan Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Dallas County

About Alabama

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: https://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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, 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 we use 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>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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