Selma, in the Eastern Shore’s Northampton County and the Eastville Historic District, was constructed circa 1785, coinciding with the acquisition by Isaac Smith of the land on which the dwelling lies. Although the house exhibits characteristics of the era in which it was built, it has been extensively remodeled and added onto during the 19th and 20th centuries, a common pattern for houses of its day on the Eastern Shore and in Tidewater. The Selma property contains two historic cemeteries, a shed, the brick foundation of a former kitchen, and a boxwood garden.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark