Selma, Texas

HISTORY

Welcome to Selma, Texas

Established As A Stagecoach Stop.

Selma, Texas is located in Bexar, Comal & Guadalupe Counties on Interstate 35, where it crosses Cibolo Creek. The first settlement occurred in 1847, and a post office opened in 1856. By 1885 there were two general stores, two cotton gins, three blacksmiths, a saloon, a school, and a wagonmaker in town. Selma was the last stop before arriving at its final destination on the stagecoach when traveling from Austin to San Antonio, Texas. Today Selma is considered a growing suburb of San Antonio.

 

PHOTOS

Sights Around Selma, Texas

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Low Over Evans Road
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Low Over Evans Road

Low Over Evans Road is located in Selma, Texas where the Union Pacific Railroad crosses Evans Road and Cibolo (pronounced "see-below") Creek.

Evans Road was named for Robert B. Evans, who settled in Selma in 1865 and grazed 400 head of cattle on his land. Evans raised nine kids with his wife Rebecca, was elected justice of the peace in 1872, and was a member of the Cibolo Masonic Lodge. In 1882 he used rock from a nearby railroad bridge over Cibolo Creek to build a two-story house.

The future of the historic Evans home is in jeopardy because, in 2019, a meth lab was discovered in the house. The porous limestone that the house is built of is believed to be saturated with hazardous chemicals now. Despite the home's registered historic status, the house may be demolished.

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Railroad Crossing Cibolo Creek
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Railroad Crossing Cibolo Creek

This Union Pacific Railroad bridge, located in Selma, Texas, was built in 1928 and is the same crossing featured in 'Low Over Evans Road .'

However, this view of the railroad bridge looks to the north as it crosses Cibolo Creek instead of Evans Road.

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