Alabama--Dallas County. Selma



Currently located in Dallas County, Selma was founded under the name Moore’s Bluff in 1815 in what was Monroe County, Mississippi, at the time of founding. It became part of the newly created Montgomery County, Mississippi, on December 5, 1816, which was changed to Alabama territory on March 2, 1817. On February 8, 1818, Moore's Bluff became part of the newly created Dallas County. It was renamed Selma on December 4, 1820, when it was incorporated. Selma became the county seat in 1866. (Encyclopedia of Alabama; Wikipedia; Britannica; Atlas of Historical County Boundaries)

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