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Dallas County, Alabama

36701, 36703

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.
The population of Selma is approximately 24,155 (2000), 20756 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,556 (1990), 8086 (2010).
The amount of land area in Selma is 36.044 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.504 sq kilometers.
The distance from Selma to Washington DC is 735 miles.
The distance to the Alabama state capital is 45 miles. (as the crow flies)
Selma is positioned 32.41 degrees north of the equator and 87.03 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Selma elevation is 121 feet above sea level.
Selma average annual rainfall is 49.16 inches per year
Selma average temperature is 64.1 degrees F.


in central Alabama at the junction of US 80 and state highway 22 west of Montgomery. It is about 88 miles south of Birmingham.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Selma

Here is an excerpt from the above history page:
"Indian lore says Selma is built where Chief Tuskaloosa met with explorer DeSoto. The site was officially recorded in 1732 as Ecor Bienville, then later as the Moore's Bluff settlement. In 1820, Selma (meaning "high seat" or "throne") was incorporated. It was planned and named by future Vice President of the United States William Rufus King."

A page about the Selma/Montgomery March
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National Right To Vote Museum
1012 Water Ave
Selma, AL 36701-4617
Phone: 334-418-0800

Old Depot Museum
4 Martin Luther King St
Selma, AL 36703-3109
Phone: 334-874-2197
This museum is located in the L&N Railroad Depot. There are many displays of times past in both Selma and Dallas County.

Lake Lanier
Route 2, Box 191
Selma, AL 36701
Phone: 334-874-8638
About nine miles from Selma
full hook-ups with dumping station, bath house with hot showers, toilets and laundry. Fishing, swimming, and row boating available at no cost.

Learn more about Selma at this site
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Selma City Government

City Clerk
222 Broad St
Selma, AL 36701-4540
Phone: 334-874-2103

Selma Chamber

Selma/Dallas County Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 467
Selma, AL 36702
Phone: (334) 875-7241
Toll-free: 1-800-45 SELMA

Selma Organizations

Selma/Dallas County Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 467
Selma, AL 36702
Phone: (334) 875-7241
Toll-free: 1-800-45 SELMA

Selma Libraries

Selma Public Library
47 Craig Industrial Park
Selma, AL 36701-8137
Phone: 334-874-1740

Selma-Dallas County Public Library
Gerald M. Scrushy Library Learning Center
1103 Selma, Avenue
Selma AL 36701
Voice: (334) 874-1725
Fax: (334) 874-1729

Stone-Robinson Library
1501 Lapsley St
Selma, AL 36701-5232
Phone: 334-874-7673

Selma Schools

Dallas County School District
912 Selma Ave
Selma, AL 36701-4641
Phone: 334-875-3440

Selma Public Schools Supt Office
300 Washington St
Selma, AL 36703-4454
Phone: 334-874-1600


Concordia College, Selma Alabama
1804 Green Street
Selma, Alabama 36701
Phone: (334) 874-5700 Selma


The population of Selma was:
1990 - 23,755
2000 - 24,155

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