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Welcome to Selmer ...

The town of Selmer is located in McNairy County<1> and is the County Seat for McNairy County.


The location of Selmer has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Selmer, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1887.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Selmer has a population of 4,292 people<3> (see below for details).

Selmer is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Selmer: (731)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Selmer had an population of 4,292 people. This is a decrease of 2.37% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.48% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Selmer had a population of 4,396 people (or 16.86% of the total population of McNairy County). This makes Selmer the county's most populous community.

The population of Selmer represents 0.07% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 109th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,396 people, the population of Selmer decreased 3.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,541 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Selmer.

Communities near Selmer ...

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

  • Tulu
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulu have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulu
    • Tulu is located in McNairy County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 18,899 people
  • Corinth
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
    • Corinth is located in Alcorn County (MS)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,435 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corinth <5>
  • Henderson
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Adamsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Farmington
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
    • Farmington is located in Alcorn County (MS)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,160 people
  • Crump
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crump have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crump
    • Crump is located in Hardin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,459 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crump <5>
  • Bethel Springs
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel Springs
    • Bethel Springs is located in McNairy County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 727 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel Springs <5>
  • Nixon
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nixon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixon
    • Nixon is located in Hardin County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 718 people
  • Eastview
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastview
    • Eastview is located in McNairy County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
  • Middleton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)

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 Selmer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Selmer.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Selmer. 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 Selmer.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Selmer. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Selmer.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Selmer ...

Looking for more information about Selmer? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Selmer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Selmer.

Adding Selmer to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Selmer was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Selmer post office opened in 1887.

We also found Selmer in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Selmer.

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

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including McNairy, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Selmer.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Selmer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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