Selmer | Tennessee Vacation


The charming small town of Selmer is the seat of
McNairy County, named after Selma, Alabama.

Originally, the county seat was located in the town of Purdy, a prosperous little village just a few miles to the west. Its residents refused to let the railroad come through their town in the late 1800s, and as a result, the railroad was constructed through Selmer. The railroad brought rapid growth to Selmer and made it a natural choice for the county seat, while the town of Purdy felt an immediate decline. Today, Selmer is a great Tennessee town with character and charm, known for its slugburgers, legendary Sheriff Buford Pusser, and the famous rockabilly mural on the square.

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