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Welcome to Selma ...

Selma is located in Adams County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Selma, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

When the people of Selma refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Selmian<3>

Selma is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Selma lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Selma: (601) and (769)<5>

Communities Also Named Selma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Selma - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas (2), Utah and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Selma.

Communities near Selma ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Selma.

  • Natchez [Adams County]
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    • Natchez [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> 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<7>
  • Vidalia [Concordia Parish]
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    • Vidalia [Concordia Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> 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<7>
  • Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
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    • Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferriday
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferriday<7>
  • Fayette [Jefferson County]
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    • Fayette [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clayton [Concordia Parish]
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      • Clayton [Concordia Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<7>
    • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish]
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      • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
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      • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<7>
    • Roxie [Franklin County]
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      • Roxie [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxie<7>
    • Carthage [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Selma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Cloverdale [Adams County]
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      • Cloverdale [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Selma
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Selma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Selma.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Selma.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Selma. See our Newspapers Page for Selma.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Selma ...

Looking for more information about Selma? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Selma, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Selma.

Adding Selma to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Selma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Selma was on a map titled Map of Mississippi (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Selma on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Adams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Selma refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Selma may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Selma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: 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).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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