On May 1, 1867, with a dance and barbecue hosted by town founder, Confederate Civil War Officer, John. W. Sharpe, lots were sold around a newly established station on the North Carolina Railroad. Sharpe moved the Mitchener Station approximately one mile east along the tracks to establish the town; the station was built around 1855 and is thought to be the oldest surviving train station in North Carolina.
January 21: 5K Polar Bear Run and Dinner at the Depot
February 13-17: Selma & Black History Month – Events will take place at the Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum at 104 W. Anderson St. during museum hours from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Contact Eric Jackson for more information at 919-333-4899.
March 1-31: Literary Programs – All programs will take place at the library, 305 N. Pollock St., 919-975-1411.
April 22-23: “Selma in the Spring” & Historical Homes Tour – The tour will begin at the Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum and the event will take place from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
May 6, 13, & 21: Selma Police, Fire, & EMS Recognition – events will happen in and around the gazebo in Downtown Selma behind Town Hall at 114 N. Raiford St.
July 4: A 4th of July Celebration and Dinner at the Depot – Join the town in their day-long 4th of July street party followed by another Dinner at the Depot at 7:00PM.
August 5: Chili Cook-off – A big downtown summer shindig centering on food, this event will also be at the Town Hall gazebo and will run from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
September 23: Farm Day – will be in conjunction with the Kenly Tobacco Farm Life Museum at the Town Hall gazebo from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
October 7: Railroad Days – Annual celebration takes places downtown and includes live entertainment, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, rides, special events, the Selma Railroad 5K Run, Caboose Run, parade, pageant, and much more!
November 1-30: Family History Days – Oral history videos of a cross-section of Selma’s senior citizens, contact Ray Jaklitsch at 919-333-4899.