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The population of Selbyville is approximately 1,335 (1990), 2167 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 590 (1990), 797 (2010).

The amount of land area in Selbyville is 3.397 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Selbyville to Washington DC is 106 miles. The distance to the Delaware state capital is 51 miles. (as the crow flies)
Selbyville is positioned 38.45 degrees north of the equator and 75.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Selbyville location: in southeast Delaware near the Maryland border.

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Selbyville history:

Referred to as Sandy Beach long ago, the area began as a 250 acre tract at the headj of the St. Martin's River. Soon a gristmill and sawmill were built on this spot. Sampson Selby came here and opened a store. He began accepting packages for delivery in 1842 at his store, Selbyville. From 1918 until the late 1930's, Selbyville was the main supplier of strawberries for the entire east coast!
The founding of Selbyville: 1778
The incorporation date of Selbyville: 1902

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Selbyville attractions:

Selbyville is not far from the Great Cypress Swamp. Although access is limited, roads along the edges of the swamp give a small view of this stand of Cypress trees.

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