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Mount Selman, Texas
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Texas
County Cherokee
Elevation 696 ft (212 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 430, 903
GNIS feature ID 1342114

Mount Selman is an unincorporated community in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. It is located at the junction of U.S. Route 69, Farm to Market Road 177, and Farm to Market Road 855, 20 miles (32 km) north of Rusk.

History

Mount Selman was established in 1884 along the Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad. Its post office opened the same year as its creation. The community became a shipping center along the railroad for peaches, plums, and tomatoes. Its population peaked at 500 in 1914, and the town began to decline after that point. The post office closed in 1973, and the population was estimated at 200 in 2000.


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