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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Selma, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Selma and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Selma:
    • 31.609413, -91.270760
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Selma
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Selma ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Selma.

Within Mississippi, the name Selma is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 30 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 30 communities, 29 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Dallas County
      • This Selma is located in Dallas County and lies 254 miles [408.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Selma.
    • Arkansas
      • Drew County
      • This Selma is located in Drew County and lies 145 miles [233.4 km]<1> to the north of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Drew County community of Selma.
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Selma is located in Fresno County and lies 1,650 miles [2,655.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Selma.
    • Colorado
      • Logan County
      • This Selma is located in Logan County and lies 909 miles [1,462.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Selma.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Selma is located in Hillsborough County and lies 589 miles [947.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Selma.
    • Illinois
      • McLean County
      • Although located in McLean County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLean County community of Selma.
      • Wabash County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Selma [Wabash County].
    • Indiana
      • Delaware County
      • This Selma is located in Delaware County and lies 680 miles [1,094.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Selma.
    • Iowa
      • Van Buren County
      • This Selma is located in Van Buren County and lies 641 miles [1,031.6 km]<1> to the north of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Selma.
    • Kansas
      • Anderson County
      • This Selma is located in Anderson County and lies 500 miles [804.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Selma.
      • Geary County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Selma [Geary County].
      • Osborne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Selma [Osborne County].
    • Kentucky
      • Harrison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Selma [Harrison County].
    • Louisiana
      • Grant Parish
      • This Selma is located in Grant Parish and lies 66 miles [106.2 km]<1> to the west of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant Parish community of Selma.
    • Michigan
      • Marquette County
      • This Selma is located in Marquette County and lies 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km]<1> to the north of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Selma.
      • Wexford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Selma [Wexford County].
    • Minnesota
      • Cottonwood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Selma [Cottonwood County].
    • Missouri
      • Jefferson County
      • This Selma is located in Jefferson County and lies 454 miles [730.6 km]<1> to the north of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Selma.
      • Saint Louis County
      • Although located in Saint Louis County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Selma.
    • Montana
      • Liberty County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Selma [Liberty County].
    • North Carolina
      • Johnston County
      • This Selma is located in Johnston County and lies 793 miles [1,276.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnston County community of Selma.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Selma lies 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Ohio
      • Clark County
      • This Selma is located in Clark County and lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Selma.
    • Oregon
      • Josephine County
      • This Selma is located in Josephine County and lies 1,916 miles [3,083.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Josephine County community of Selma.
    • South Carolina
      • Dillon County
      • This Selma is located in Dillon County and lies 715 miles [1,150.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dillon County community of Selma.
    • Texas
      • Bexar County
      • This Selma is located in Bexar County and lies 441 miles [709.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bexar County community of Selma.
      • Montague County
      • This Selma is located in Montague County and lies 406 miles [653.4 km] to the west northwest of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montague County community of Selma.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Selma is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,302 miles [2,095.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Selma.
    • Virginia
      • Alleghany County
      • This Selma is located in Alleghany County and lies 775 miles [1,247.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alleghany County community of Selma.
      • Staunton City
      • This Selma is located in Staunton City and lies 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the northeast of the Selma that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Staunton City community of Selma.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Selma ...

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

  • Anna [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anna
    • Anna [Adams County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Selma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anna have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anna
  • 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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullitt Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullitt Bayou
  • Cadillac [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadillac
    • Cadillac [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Selma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadillac have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cadillac
  • 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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannonsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannonsburg
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Four Forks [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Forks
      • Four Forks [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Selma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Forks
    • Johnsville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsville
      • Johnsville [Adams County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Selma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsville
    • Leesdale [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesdale
      • Leesdale [Adams County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Selma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesdale
    • Pine Ridge [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Adams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Selma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Selma. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Douglas 'Doug' Crothers     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/08/03:1885/09/03)
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Irwin Russel     (Poet)
    • Irwin Russell     (Poet)
    • Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor     (Musician)
    • Truman Van Dyke     (Actor, insurance)
    • Spencer Williams, Jr.     (Actor)

How Far From Selma to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Selma to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Selma and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Natchez, which is the Seat of Adams County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 79 miles [127.1 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Selma to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,828 miles [10,988.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,543 miles [12,139.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,419 miles [8,721 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 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 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 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>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.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Selma could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<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>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Selma to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.241 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.005 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.448 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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