Town of
Selbyville

Delaware

57th Annual Christmas Parade

Date Posted: Friday, November 10th, 2017

Come join us for our 57th Annual Christmas Parade on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7pm.  For additional parade information, please visit:  www.TheQuietResorts.com



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Coats & Sweats for Vets

Date Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017

The Selbyville Community Club, members of the General Federation of Women’s Club, and the Town of Selbyville are sponsoring “Coats and Sweats for Vets” If you are interested in donating, please bring in adult male and female coats and sweats in good condition at the Selbyville Town Hall between 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, during the entire month of December.   These items will be taken to the Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans.



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Winter Preparedness Message from Delmarva Power

Date Posted: Friday, November 10th, 2017

Dear Community & Emergency Preparedness Partner, At Delmarva Power, we are committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable service to our customers and the communities we serve.  As part of this effort, we are modernizing our system, installing new technology that is helping to reduce outages and enhance service for customers.  As winter approaches, Delmarva Power is performing essential work to prepare its electric transmission and distribution systems to keep homes and businesses warm this winter.  This work includes inspecting and upgrading equipment across the Delmarva Power transmission and distribution systems and trimming trees, which cause about 40 percent of power outages for customers each year. Since 2016, Delmarva Power has invested more than $380 million in Delaware and Maryland to upgrade its electric transmission and distribution systems, producing a decrease in the number of power outages and an increase in the speed in which outages were restored.  The company […]



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Free Immigration Legal Services Available

Date Posted: Monday, March 27th, 2017

The Selbyville Police Department has partnered with the Community Legal Aide Society to provide an in-house victim advocate one day a week. Community Legal Aide Society will provide free legal services for legal or undocumented immigrants who have been victims of crime. Please see the attached flyers, provided in both English and Spanish. English Spanish For additional information, contact the Selbyville Police Department at 302-436-5085



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Recreational Ball Field

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

The Town of Selbyville has a ball field located on Park Street that can be used for organized recreational organizations.  Should your organization wish to utilize the field, download the form and return it to Town Hall.  There is no fee for the permit and it is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Application for Permit to use Ball Field



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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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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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