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Town of Selma, NC

114 North Raiford Street
Selma , NC , 27576
Phone: (919) 965-9841
35° 32' 9.798" N, 78° 16' 58.3032" W
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Selma North Carolina
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Selma was officially chartered as a Town on February 11, 1873, but the Town’s true birth took place on May 1, 1867, when there was a public sale of lots around a newly established station on the North Carolina Railroad. Selma was born as a “Railroad Town,” and our rail heritage is still evident today, with our recently renovated 1924 Union Depot (/Selma-union-depot) supporting Amtrak service. The Town is also home to the Mitchener Station, which was built in 1855 and thought to be the oldest surviving train station in North Carolina. When Interstate 95 was built in the late 1950s, the Town experienced growth due to its proximity to the Interstate. Today, there are many hotels and restaurants located in the area for visitors traveling on Interstate 95.