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Welcome to Alma ...

The city of Alma is located in Bacon County<1> and is the County Seat for Bacon County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alma has a population of 3,380 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Alma.

Alma is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alma lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alma lies within the (912) area code.

The ZIP code for Alma: 31510<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alma had an population of 3,380 people. This is a decrease of 2.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alma had a population of 3,466 people (or 31.24% of the total population of Bacon County). This makes Alma the county's most populous community.

The population of Alma represents 0.04% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 165th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,466 people, the population of Alma increased 7.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,236 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alma.

Adding Alma to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Alma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Alma elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alma on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Alma ...

While we believe that this Alma is located in Bacon County, we know of another 2 Georgia communities named Alma. Those communities are located in the following counties: Decatur and Gilmer County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 41 communities that are also named Alma - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, 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.

  • Baxley [Appling County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxley
    • Baxley [Appling County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,659 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baxley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baxley<6>
  • Waltertown [Ware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltertown
    • Waltertown [Ware County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Waltertown has also been known as:
    • Watertown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waltertown
  • Quinn [Jeff Davis County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinn
    • Quinn [Jeff Davis County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<5> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Guysie [Bacon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guysie
    • Guysie [Bacon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guysie
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Phillipi [Appling County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipi
      • Phillipi [Appling County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillipi
    • Coffee [Bacon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffee
      • Coffee [Bacon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee
    • Nicholls [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholls
      • Nicholls [Coffee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicholls have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nicholls<6>
    • Mershon [Pierce County]
    • Bristol [Pierce County]
    • Talmo [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talmo
      • Talmo [Ware County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talmo

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. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Alma.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alma ...

Looking for more information about Alma? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alma.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Bacon County

About Georgia

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Bacon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alma.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alma). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alma or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Alma

Our 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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