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    SELMAN CITY, TEXAS

    Rusk County, East Texas
    Just W of Highway 42
    Just S of Highway 64
    About 4 Miles SE of New London

    W of Henderson
    Population: 000271 (2000)

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    History in an Oil Can

    There was no Selman City in the 19th Century. The town came into being with the discovery of oil in the 1930s. The discovery was on the land of S. A. Selman, whose family had been early Rusk County pioneers, therefore, he became the town’s namesake.

    The population peaked in 1947 with 450 residents. By the 1980 census it was down to 271 – the same number reported in 2000.
    Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history, stories, and vintage/historic/contemporary photos of their town, please contact us.
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