The Town of Selma strives to provide efficient, quality services at a reasonable cost, in a friendly and professional manner. We encourage employee excellence and foster open communications with those we serve. The Town promotes economic development opportunities for our future while preserving, protecting, and enhancing the quality of life for our citizens. Selma was officially chartered as a town on February 11, 1873, but the Town's true birth took place on May 1, 1867 when lots were sold around a newly established station on the North Carolina Railroad. Selma was born as a Railroad Town, and our rail heritage is still evident - from our recently renovated 1924 passenger Depot, which supports AMTRAK service, to our Mitchener Station, built ca. 1855, thought to be the oldest surviving train station in North Carolina. Selma has operated under the Council-Manager form of government since February 27, 1962. Uptown Selma is located in the great Coastal Plains of North Carolina. It lies in the richest agricultural sections of America, 30 miles east of Raleigh and 115 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean off of US Hwy 70, 75 miles south of the Virginia state line and 115 miles north of the South Carolina state line off of Interstate 95 from Exits 97 and 98.