Town of
Selbyville

Delaware

Selbyville…Your Gateway to the Beach

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Live in: Sales Tax Free Delaware, enjoy our award winning schools, many new housing developments from which to choose a new home, a business friendly atmosphere, and continuation of the growth in infrastructure including an industrial park, new stores and restaurants all to accommodate the changing community of Selbyville, Delaware! Undoubtedly, the overall attractiveness of our local business areas will bring other exciting new opportunities for shopping to compliment our residential growth. So, watch here for news of exciting changes in the Town of Selbyville, as we continue to grow.



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Learn About the Town of Selbyville’s Library

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Constructed in 1904, our current Town Library was once the residence of John G. Townsend, Jr. (1871-1964), agricultural pioneer and statesman. He was Delaware’s Governor from 1917 to 1921 and also served as United States Senator (1929-1941), and member of the delegation to the first session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946. Notable visitors included former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and future President Richard Nixon. Following his death, the Townsend family donated his home to house the Selbyville Public Library. Visit the Library Website!



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Learn About the Railroad Museum

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The Town of Selbyville’s small town atmosphere came alive recently with the addition of our new Railroad Museum. This Museum houses artifacts from the earliest town agricultural days to late 20th century items such as Police Department memorabilia. The Museum opened with a Grand Ribbon cutting June 18, 2005 celebrating the incorporation of our municipality in 1902. View More Information



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This Years Annual Water Quality Report

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The Town of Selbyville is pleased to announce this years Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for the year 2015. View the Annual Water Quality Report.



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Welcome to Beach – Country Living

Date Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2016

Selbyville¬†was founded in January 1778 by Benjamin Long, Arthur McCabe, John Murray, Reuben Stevens and Elijah Campbell. They purchased a 250-acre tract known as Sandy Branch which was located at the head of Saint Martin’s River. This site contained a gristmill and sawmill. One Sampson Selby was responsible for the name Selbyville. In 1842 he began to mark packages for delivery to his country store, “Selby-Ville”. The development of Selby-Ville accelerated in 1842 when the Frankford and Breakwater Railroad extended shipment of strawberries to the Town. D.J. Long and the Morris Brothers commercialized this crop in the area. By 1918 Selbyville was the prime supplier of strawberries for the entire east coast. Strawberries remained a major economic base for he Town into the 1930’s. Selbyville remains a small town in an agriculture setting. Chickens (and chicken processing), hogs, corn and soybeans are the main source of income for our area […]



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