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Selma is located high on the banks of the Alabama River in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat. The city is best known for the Battle of Selma and for the Selma to Montgomery Marches. Selma is home to the largest contiguous historic district in the State of Alabama.  Read about the History of Selma, Alabama.

Alabama River

Welcome to the Alabama River, sometimes referred to as the "common man's country club."

When you spend a weekend boating on the Alabama, you can go from explorer to sportsman, to lazy hound to party animal, all in one day.

You can fish a little, cruise the river, maybe ski. In the heat of the day you can anchor and let the river rock you to sleep. Or you can buzz to Little Miami. Pontoon, ski and fishing boats pull up on the great sandbar, and you can catch the scent of "Eau de Alabama" — fresh river air, smoke from at least a dozen charcoal grills and sunscreen.


Dallas County and the five counties which adjoin it are known throughout the United States as the "Whitetail Capital of the Nation." This area has more whitetail deer per acre than any other region in Alabama, and Alabama has more deer per acre than any other state. We also have our fair share of dove, turkey, wood ducks, mallards, teal, widgeons, Canada geese and other waterfowl.

Nearby Destinations

Selma is located:

  • 48 miles from Montgomery
  • 88 miles from Birmingham
  • 160 miles from Mobile
  • 165 miles from Pensacola, Fla.
  • 190 miles from Jackson, Miss.
  • 220 miles from Panama City Beach, Fla.
  • 230 miles from Atlanta
  • 290 miles from Nashville, Tenn.
  • 310 miles from Memphis, Tenn.
  • 335 miles from New Orleans