One of the Northeast communities commonly referred to as the Randolph Metrocom, Selma is a vibrant city with a well educated work force that supports the Forum shopping center, Randolph AFB, Ft San Houston, and the entire greater San Antonio region.
Selma 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. Stagecoach travel around San Antonio and Austin was regularly endangered by bandits and hostile Indians.
Selma's first post office opened in 1856. As the population grew due to an influx of German and Polish immigrants, Selma added general stores, cotton gins, blacksmiths, a saloon, and a school. However, the post office closed in 1906 and was replaced by rural delivery when the town declined. Located sixteen miles northeast of downtown San Antonio, the population of Selma was 100 in 1940. Incorporated in 1964, Selma has seen tremendous growth as business along the Interstate 35 Austin-San Antonio Corridor has developed.
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