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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>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Selmer has a population of 4,291 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Selmer.

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

Selmer is within the boundaries of the (731) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Selmer had an population of 4,291 people. This is a decrease of 2.39% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.51% 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 total 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.

Adding Selmer to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Selmer elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near Selmer ...

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

  • Tulu [McNairy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulu
    • Tulu [McNairy County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Selmer
    • Estimated population in 2014: 18,899 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Tulu
  • Corinth [Alcorn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
    • Corinth [Alcorn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Selmer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,472 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corinth<6>
  • Henderson [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
    • Henderson [Chester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Selmer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,357 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<6>
  • Adamsville [McNairy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
    • Adamsville [McNairy County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Selmer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,164 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adamsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adamsville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Farmington [Alcorn County]
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      • Farmington [Alcorn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Selmer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,155 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Farmington
    • Crump [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crump
      • Crump [Hardin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Selmer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,454 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Crump
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crump<6>
    • Bethel Springs [McNairy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel Springs
      • Bethel Springs [McNairy County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Selmer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 727 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Bethel Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel Springs<6>
    • Nixon [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixon
      • Nixon [Hardin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Selmer
      • Estimated population in 2014: 718 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Nixon
    • Eastview [McNairy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastview
      • Eastview [McNairy County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Selmer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 707 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Eastview
    • Middleton [Hardeman County]
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      • Middleton [Hardeman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Selmer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 635 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleton<6>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About McNairy County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 have 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>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- Selmer) 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 Selmer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Selmer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Selmer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1707, Longitude: -88.5958       In this case, the coordinates for Selmer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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