Introduction to Selma, Alabama
The city of Selma is built at the location where Chief Tuscaloosa had a meeting with DeSoto, an explorer. The name Selma city means throne or high seat. The 13th Vice President of the United States, William R. King, planned and named the city. This area was recorded as Ecor Bienville in the year 1732. Later on, it became Moore's Bluff settlement. Selma was incorporated in the year 1820. The city is famous for the Selma to Montgomery marches, the three civil rights marches that started in this city.
Selma and nearby Attractions
- National Voting Rights Museum & Institute
- Paul M. Grist State Park
- Old Depot Museum
- Satterfield Plaza Shopping Center
- Valley Creek Park
Things To Do In Selma
Tourists visiting the city of Selma can visit the city's churches including The Lords Tabernacle and the Calvary Assembly of God Church. One can also enjoy the many facilities provided at the parks including Valley Creek Park, Bloch Park, and LaFayette Park. One can also enjoy the solitude of Jones Creek and Valley Creek. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Selma Mall Shopping Center and Citizens Parkway Plaza Shopping Center.
The airport closest to the city of Selma is Montgomery Regional Airport.
Selma Higher Education
Higher educational institutes that residents of Selma can attend are the University of Montevallo, the Community College of the Air Force, Faulkner University, Alabama State University, the University of Alabama, and Shelton State Community College.