RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Selma, Mississippi

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other MS
Communities























Discover you family history through historical newspapers at Newspapers.com

Our Genealogy Helper for Selma ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Selma (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Selma. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties/Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties/parishes.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties/parishes instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Selma is located in Adams County.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Adams County: Concordia (LA), Tensas (LA), Franklin, Jefferson & Wilkinson.

Below are the counties/parishes that are near Selma. For each of these counties/parishes, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Selma:

  • Adams County     (The home county of Selma)
    • Jeannette [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeannette
      • Jeannette [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Selma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeannette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeannette
    • Natchez [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
      • Natchez [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<3>
    • Carthage [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Selma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Cloverdale [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Selma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Amite County
    • Crosby [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Amite County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<3>
    • Gloster [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloster
      • Gloster [Amite County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloster<3>
    • Centreville [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centreville
      • Centreville [Amite County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centreville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centreville<3>
  • Claiborne County
    • Port Gibson [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Gibson
      • Port Gibson [Claiborne County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,287 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Gibson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Gibson<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Hamburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
      • Hamburg [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Selma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
    • Roxie [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxie
      • Roxie [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxie<3>
    • White Apple [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Apple
      • White Apple [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Selma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Apple have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Apple
    • Garden City [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Selma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Meadville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
      • Meadville [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meadville<3>
    • Bude [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bude
      • Bude [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 987 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bude
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bude<3>
    • Eddiceton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddiceton
      • Eddiceton [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Selma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddiceton
  • Jefferson County
    • Fayette [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,432 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<3>
    • Harriston [Jefferson County]
    • Rodney [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodney
      • Rodney [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Selma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodney
  • Wilkinson County
    • Rosetta [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosetta
      • Rosetta [Wilkinson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Selma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosetta
    • Woodville [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville [Wilkinson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 892 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodville<3>
  • Catahoula Parish (LA)
    • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sicily Island
      • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sicily Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sicily Island
    • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,950 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<3>
    • Harrisonburg [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonburg
      • Harrisonburg [Catahoula Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<3>
  • Concordia Parish (LA)
    • Vidalia [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidalia
      • Vidalia [Concordia Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,667 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vidalia<3>
    • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgecrest
      • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 585 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
    • Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferriday
      • Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,188 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferriday
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferriday<3>
    • Clayton [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Concordia Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<3>
    • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Ferriday
      • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Selma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Ferriday
    • Dunbarton [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbarton
      • Dunbarton [Concordia Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Selma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbarton
    • Athlone [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athlone
      • Athlone [Concordia Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Selma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athlone
    • Monterey [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Concordia Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Selma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
    • Armagh [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armagh
      • Armagh [Concordia Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Selma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armagh
    • Wildsville [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildsville
      • Wildsville [Concordia Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Selma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildsville<3>
    • Acme [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Concordia Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Selma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Acme<3>
  • Franklin Parish (LA)
    • Wisner [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisner
      • Wisner [Franklin Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wisner<3>
    • Gilbert [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Franklin Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 549 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
    • Jigger [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jigger
      • Jigger [Franklin Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Selma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jigger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jigger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jigger<3>
  • Tensas Parish (LA)
    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterproof
      • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<3>
    • Highland [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Tensas Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Selma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 945 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<3>
    • Newellton [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newellton
      • Newellton [Tensas Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 927 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newellton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newellton<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Selma, see our County-by-County Page for Selma.

Newspapers Published in Selma ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 137 newspapers that have been published in the area around Selma.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Selma, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Selma.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Selma:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Selma ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Selma.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Selma covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Winston Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Winston Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Winston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston Cemetery
  • Brandon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brandon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brandon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon Cemetery
  • Branch Gravesite
  • St. Marks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marks Cemetery
  • Rawlings Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rawlings Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rawlings Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlings Cemetery
  • Sweet Auburn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sweet Auburn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sweet Auburn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Auburn Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Sessions Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sessions Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sessions Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sessions Cemetery
    • Higgland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Higgland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Higgland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higgland Cemetery
    • Foster Mound Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foster Mound Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Foster Mound Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster Mound Cemetery
    • Central School Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Central School Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Central School Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central School Cemetery
    • McCouen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCouen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCouen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCouen Cemetery
    • Bryandale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bryandale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bryandale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryandale Cemetery
    • Shields Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shields Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shields Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shields Cemetery
    • Foster Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foster Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Foster Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster Cemetery
    • Felter Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Felter Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Felter Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felter Family Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2494205<5>

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Selma in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Selma.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Selma, with the one closest to Selma listed first.

  • Stanton [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanton
    • Stanton [Adams County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Selma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stanton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanton
  • Washington [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
    • Washington [Adams County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Selma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 240 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Washington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
  • Foster [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster
    • Foster [Adams County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Selma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Foster had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster
  • Cannonsburg [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannonsburg
    • Cannonsburg [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Selma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cannonsburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannonsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannonsburg
  • Natchez [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
    • Natchez [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Selma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,101 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,362 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Natchez had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<3>
  • Jeannette [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeannette
    • Jeannette [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Selma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jeannette had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeannette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeannette
  • Continue List ...
    • Stampley [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stampley
      • Stampley [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Selma
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stampley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stampley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stampley
    • Vidalia [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidalia
      • Vidalia [Concordia Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Selma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 821 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,667 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vidalia had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vidalia<3>
    • Gibson Landing [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibson Landing
      • Gibson Landing [Concordia Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Selma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gibson Landing had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibson Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson Landing
    • Bullitt Bayou [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullitt Bayou
      • Bullitt Bayou [Concordia Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Selma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bullitt Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullitt Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullitt Bayou
    • Taconey [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taconey
      • Taconey [Concordia Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Selma
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Taconey had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taconey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taconey
    • Orange [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Selma
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orange had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Hamburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
      • Hamburg [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Selma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
    • Gum Ridge [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • While Gum Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Ridge
      • Gum Ridge [Jefferson County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Selma
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gum Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roxie [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxie
      • Roxie [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Selma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roxie had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxie<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Selma. See our List of 1890's Communities around Selma.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Selma ...

While our initial data about Selma came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Selma in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Selma.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Selma. See our Misc Page for Selma for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Adams County

About Mississippi

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 Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 SelmaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Selma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6094, Longitude: -91.2708       In this case, the coordinates for Selma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022