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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.

The location of Alma has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alma was established in 1861.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alma is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities near Alma ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alma and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirDistance
Campbell   [Map]   41,544   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cupertino   [Map]   60,777   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Milpitas   [Map]   78,106   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Morgan Hill   [Map]   45,037   E   18 miles [29 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   81,438   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Palo Alto   [Map]   67,178   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alma.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alma. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alma.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alma) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1852, Longitude: -121.9872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alma.

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