Introduction to Selma, North Carolina
Selma, North Carolina is 25 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina. It is in Johnston County and part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area. The population of Selma is 5,914.
Selma developed around a newly established station on the North Carolina Railroad. The first lots for the town were sold in May of 1867. The area was known as a railroad town for many years, but witnessed drastic growth in the early 1960s because of its proximity to the interstate. Selma was officially incorporated as a town on February 11, 1873. It is home to the Mitchener Station, which is considered to be the oldest railroad station in North Carolina.
Selma and nearby Attractions
- Marble Kids Museum
- Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site
- Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
- Riverwood Golf Club
Things To Do In Selma
The Marble Kids Museum, established in 1999, includes a state-of-the-art global learning center and an IMAX theater. The museum was designed to stimulate the imagination of children and help them develop an innovative approach to problem-solving. Cliffs of the Neuse State Park offers picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing and camping opportunities. Selma celebrates the Railroad Days festival during the first weekend of October every year.
Raleigh-Durham International is the nearest major airport.
Selma Higher Education
The University of North Carolina, Wake Technical Community College, Shaw University and North Carolina State University are some of the many colleges and universities in the area.