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. After Interstate 95 was built in the late 1950s, the town experienced growth due to its location next to the interstate. Today, there are many hotels and restaurants located in the area thanks to the traffic from I-95.