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Welcome to Alma ...

So far, we have found very little information about Alma. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Alma to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alma, please Contact Us.


Alma would have been located within present day Santa Cruz County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Alma, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Alma. The community came to an end when it was inundated by the Lexington Reservoir. More information can be found in the Details section on the Genealogy Helper Page for Alma..

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alma is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Alma was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Alma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Alma: This one is located in Santa Cruz County and the other is located in Santa Clara County.

Beyond California, there are 41 communities that are also named Alma - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Kansas (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Mexico (2), New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, South Carolina, Texas (3), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alma.

Communities near Alma ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alma.

  • San Jose [Santa Clara County]
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    • San Jose [Santa Clara County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,021,795 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Jose
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Jose<6>
  • Sunnyvale [Santa Clara County]
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    • Sunnyvale [Santa Clara County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 152,703 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyvale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunnyvale<6>
  • Santa Clara [Santa Clara County]
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    • Santa Clara [Santa Clara County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,365 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Clara
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Clara<6>
  • Milpitas [Santa Clara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milpitas
    • Milpitas [Santa Clara County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 84,196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milpitas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milpitas<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mountain View [Santa Clara County]
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      • Mountain View [Santa Clara County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82,739 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<6>
    • Palo Alto [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palo Alto
      • Palo Alto [Santa Clara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 65,364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palo Alto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palo Alto<6>
    • Santa Cruz [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz [Santa Cruz County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 64,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Cruz
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Cruz<6>
    • Cupertino [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cupertino
      • Cupertino [Santa Clara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cupertino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cupertino<6>
    • Morgan Hill [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan Hill
      • Morgan Hill [Santa Clara County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,952 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgan Hill<6>
    • Campbell [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell
      • Campbell [Santa Clara County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,793 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbell<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alma.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alma. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alma.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alma. See our Newspapers Page for Alma.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of California

About Santa Cruz County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Santa Cruz County: www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alma, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Santa Cruz, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alma) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alma. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlmaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1853, Longitude: -121.9873       In this case, the coordinates for Alma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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