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About Selma, N.C.
Selma, North Carolina embodies the spirit of old-time Southern graciousness and charm. Located only thirty miles east of the capitol city of Raleigh, Selma provides quality small-town living within easy reach of big city amenities. Situated directly off Interstate 95, Selma is 115 miles west of the superb Carolina Beaches and 75 miles south of the Virginia border.
Part of Johnston County in North Carolina's Coastal Plains Region, Selma enjoys a marvelous climate. Far enough north to experience four distinct seasons, Selma winters are mild with a scant four inches of snow. Spring comes early and the summer temperatures average in the 80's. Johnston County takes advantage of the weather by offering six challenging golf courses. Area lakes and parks provide year-round outdoor recreation.
Selma began in 1867 as a railroad town. Johnston County is still predominately an agricultural region, though the construction of North Carolina's excellent highway infrastructure brought an increase in industrial development. The formation of the internationally known Research Triangle, extending from Raleigh to Durham and Chapel Hill, has created a surge of growth in Selma and Johnston County. Selma and the neighboring town of Smithfield together form the Smithfield-Selma Metropolitan Area, one of the most rapidly growing regions in NC. Census 2000 recorded Selma's population as 5,914. Selma's largest employers to date are JR Tobacco, Thyssen, and Precision Gears.
Selma celebrates its railroad history. Three depots remain in town, including Mitchener Station, thought to be the oldest surviving depot in North Carolina. Selma hosts Railroad Days each October, complete with railroad displays, arts and craft shows, a parade and road races. Santa at the Depot is a treasured event that children never forget, when Santa disembarks at the station each year.
Selma's historic downtown district goes by the name of Uptown. This delightful neighborhood entices history buffs and antique hunters from all over. The wonderfully restored Union Depot still serves as an Amtrak Station. Shoppers can stop for a root beer float at the old-fashioned drug store's soda fountain. Selma's venerable Rudy Theatre is home to the American Music Jubilee, thrilling crowds each weekend night. A number of fine eateries tempt visitors, including Sweetwater's Grille and Cheesecake Company, Legend's Tap and the Royal Tea Room. The Selma Cotton Mill is a 46,000 square foot flea market, where rare antiques and collectibles await, along with a little bit of everything else. More than one hundred antique dealers make Selma their home.
Selma, North Carolina looks forward to a prosperous future as Raleigh and the Research Triangle continue to expand. Meanwhile, Selma residents remain proud of their colorful past and the fine southern traditions that sustain them.
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