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Our Genealogy Helper for Alma ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Alma (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Alma. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Alma is located in Bacon County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Georgia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bacon County: Appling, Coffee, Jeff Davis, Pierce & Ware.

Below are the counties that are near Alma. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Alma:

  • Bacon County     (The home county of Alma)
    • Guysie [Bacon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guysie
      • Guysie [Bacon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,226 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guysie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guysie
    • Coffee [Bacon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffee
      • Coffee [Bacon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee
  • Appling County
    • Phillipi [Appling County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipi
      • Phillipi [Appling County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 707 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phillipi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillipi
    • Baxley [Appling County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxley
      • Baxley [Appling County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,652 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baxley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baxley<3>
    • Surrency [Appling County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surrency
      • Surrency [Appling County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 201 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surrency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surrency
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surrency<3>
    • Graham [Appling County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
      • Graham [Appling County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
  • Atkinson County
    • Axson [Atkinson County]
    • Pearson [Atkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearson
      • Pearson [Atkinson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,089 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearson<3>
    • Willacoochee [Atkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willacoochee
      • Willacoochee [Atkinson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willacoochee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willacoochee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willacoochee<3>
  • Brantley County
    • Hoboken [Brantley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoboken
      • Hoboken [Brantley County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoboken
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoboken<3>
    • Hortense [Brantley County]
    • Raybon [Brantley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raybon
      • Raybon [Brantley County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,094 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raybon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raybon
    • Nahunta [Brantley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nahunta
      • Nahunta [Brantley County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nahunta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nahunta<3>
  • Clinch County
    • Cogdell [Clinch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cogdell
      • Cogdell [Clinch County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cogdell
    • Argyle [Clinch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Clinch County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Argyle<3>
    • Homerville [Clinch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homerville
      • Homerville [Clinch County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homerville<3>
  • Coffee County
    • Nicholls [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholls
      • Nicholls [Coffee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nicholls<3>
    • West Green [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Green
      • West Green [Coffee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Green<3>
    • Oak Park [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Park
      • Oak Park [Coffee County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Park
    • Douglas [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Coffee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,612 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<3>
    • Broxton [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broxton
      • Broxton [Coffee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broxton<3>
    • Mora [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mora
      • Mora [Coffee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mora
    • Ambrose [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ambrose
      • Ambrose [Coffee County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 377 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ambrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ambrose<3>
  • Irwin County
  • Jeff Davis County
    • Quinn [Jeff Davis County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinn
      • Quinn [Jeff Davis County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quinn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Denton [Jeff Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denton
      • Denton [Jeff Davis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denton<3>
    • Hazlehurst [Jeff Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
      • Hazlehurst [Jeff Davis County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,080 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<3>
    • Tallahassee [Jeff Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallahassee
      • Tallahassee [Jeff Davis County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallahassee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallahassee
    • Lumber City Ferry [Jeff Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber City Ferry
      • Lumber City Ferry [Jeff Davis County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber City Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumber City Ferry
  • Long County
    • Donald [Long County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donald
      • Donald [Long County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,466 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donald
  • Montgomery County
    • Uvalda [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uvalda
      • Uvalda [Montgomery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uvalda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uvalda<3>
    • Alston [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alston
      • Alston [Montgomery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alston<3>
  • Pierce County
    • Mershon [Pierce County]
    • Bristol [Pierce County]
    • Blackshear [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackshear
      • Blackshear [Pierce County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,523 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackshear
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackshear<3>
    • Patterson [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson
      • Patterson [Pierce County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 758 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patterson<3>
    • Offerman [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Offerman
      • Offerman [Pierce County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Offerman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Offerman<3>
  • Telfair County
    • Lumber City [Telfair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber City
      • Lumber City [Telfair County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumber City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumber City<3>
    • Jacksonville [Telfair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
      • Jacksonville [Telfair County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<3>
    • Scotland [Telfair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Telfair County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland<3>
  • Toombs County
    • Toombs Central [Toombs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toombs Central
      • Toombs Central [Toombs County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toombs Central have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toombs Central
  • Ware County
    • Talmo [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talmo
      • Talmo [Ware County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talmo
    • Waltertown [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltertown
      • Waltertown [Ware County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waltertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Waltertown has also been known as:
      • Watertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waltertown
    • Waresboro [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waresboro
      • Waresboro [Ware County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waresboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waresboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waresboro<3>
    • Deenwood [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deenwood
      • Deenwood [Ware County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deenwood
    • Sunnyside [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Ware County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Winona Park [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona Park
      • Winona Park [Ware County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona Park
    • Millwood [Ware County]
    • Waycross [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waycross
      • Waycross [Ware County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,466 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waycross
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waycross<3>
    • Emerson Park [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerson Park
      • Emerson Park [Ware County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerson Park
    • Ruskin [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruskin
      • Ruskin [Ware County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruskin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruskin
    • Manor [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manor
      • Manor [Ware County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manor<3>
  • Wayne County
    • Odum [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odum
      • Odum [Wayne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odum<3>
    • Screven [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Screven
      • Screven [Wayne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Screven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Screven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Screven<3>
    • Jesup [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jesup
      • Jesup [Wayne County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jesup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jesup<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Alma, see our County-by-County Page for Alma.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Alma ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alma.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Alma. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Alma and those printed in the larger area surrounding Alma.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 38 miles [61.2 km] of Alma.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Alma:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Georgia

Cemeteries Near Alma ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alma.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Alma covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Rose Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Holton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holton Cemetery
  • Rockingham Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rockingham Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rockingham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockingham Cemetery
  • Taylors Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylors Cemetery
    • Taylors Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Matilda Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylors Cemetery
  • Pine Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Lawn Cemetery
  • J. Ben Taylor Family Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Johnsons Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnsons Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnsons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsons Cemetery
    • Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Patterson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Patterson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patterson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson Cemetery
    • Douglas Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Douglas Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Douglas Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas Chapel Cemetery
    • Sweat Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sweat Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sweat Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweat Cemetery
    • Elisabeth Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elisabeth Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elisabeth Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elisabeth Chapel Cemetery
    • Stewart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stewart Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stewart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewart Cemetery
    • Lees Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lees Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lees Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lees Chapel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Alma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Chapel Cemetery
    • Pine Level Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Level Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Level Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Level Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find Alma in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Alma.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Alma, with the one closest to Alma listed first.

  • Beach [Ware County]
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    • Beach [Ware County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beach had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Nicholls [Coffee County]
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    • Nicholls [Coffee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Alma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,332 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nicholls had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nicholls<3>
  • Bickley [Ware County]
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    • Bickley [Ware County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bickley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bickley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Waltertown [Ware County]
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    • Waltertown [Ware County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,115 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Waltertown had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waltertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Waltertown has also been known as:
    • Watertown
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  • Baxley [Appling County]
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    • Baxley [Appling County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Alma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 337 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,652 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Baxley had a post office and railroad service
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  • Prentiss [Appling County]
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    • Prentiss [Appling County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Alma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prentiss had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prentiss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wheaton [Appling County]
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      • Wheaton [Appling County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 74 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wheaton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheaton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pine Grove [Appling County]
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      • Pine Grove [Appling County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Surrency [Appling County]
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      • Surrency [Appling County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 130 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 201 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Surrency had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surrency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surrency<3>
    • Waresboro [Ware County]
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      • Waresboro [Ware County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Waresboro had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waresboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blackshear [Pierce County]
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      • Blackshear [Pierce County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 656 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,523 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Blackshear had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackshear<3>
    • Ritch [Wayne County]
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      • Ritch [Wayne County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Alma
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ritch had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ritch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Graham [Appling County]
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      • Graham [Appling County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 220 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 289 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Graham had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Johnsonville [Appling County] - Historic
      • While Johnsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsonville
      • Johnsonville [Appling County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Johnsonville had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Patterson [Pierce County]
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      • Patterson [Pierce County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 758 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Patterson had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patterson<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Alma. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alma.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alma ...

While our initial data about Alma came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Alma in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Alma.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Map from 1910 (unknown title/publisher)

We have found Alma in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Alma for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Alma. See our Misc Page for Alma for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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: 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: 31.5414, Longitude: -82.4623    
<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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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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