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Selman, Oklahoma
Selman, Oklahoma is located in Oklahoma
Selman, Oklahoma
Selman, Oklahoma
Location in Oklahoma
Selman, Oklahoma is located in the United States
Selman, Oklahoma
Selman, Oklahoma
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Harper
1,732 ft (528 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 580
GNIS feature ID 1097906

Selman is an unincorporated community in Harper County, Oklahoma, United States. It is about 8 miles (13 km) east-southeast of Buffalo, Oklahoma, the county seat.

The first official auction of Selman town lots occurred in late April, 1920, although some lots were purchased, and some building erected, prior to this. The townsite was originally the homestead of one J. B. Fesler. Fesler sold it to J. O. Selman, and Selman sold it to the townsite company, which had it platted and named in Selman’s honor. The town was in a wheat-growing area, and was quickly linked to Buffalo by rail to allow transport of wheat. The post office was relocated from Charleston, Oklahoma after Selman was organized, but retained the name Charleston until September 21, 1923. In the 1920s, Selman had a two-story school, a Methodist Episcopal Church, two groceries, a creamery, a café, a lumber & supply, a variety store, a hotel, a bank, and other businesses.

In the present-day, no rail lines remain anywhere in Harper County, and Selman is not located on any major highway, being south of US Route 64 off N1980 Rd. The Oklahoma Public School District Directory shows Harper County schools only in Buffalo and Laverne.

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