The town was first settled in 1847. In 1849, the Harrison and Brown Stagecoach Stop was created to transport passengers and freight between the communities of Central, South and East Texas. Selma's first post office opened in 1856. As the population grew with an influx of German and Polish immigrants, Selma added general stores, cotton gins, blacksmiths, a saloon and a school. Incorporated in 1964, Selma has seen tremendous growth as business along the I-35 Austin-San Antonio corridor has developed. Since 2000, the city has experienced a growth of 603 percent and now has more than 5,500 citizens.
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