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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 and hospitals 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 Marion County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Clay, Clinton, Fayette, Jefferson, Washington & Wayne.

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:

  • Marion County     (The home county of Alma)
    • Kinmundy [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinmundy
      • Kinmundy [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinmundy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinmundy<2>
    • Salem [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,952 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<2>
    • Iuka [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iuka
      • Iuka [Marion County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iuka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iuka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iuka<2>
    • Vernon [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernon<2>
    • Odin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odin
      • Odin [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,004 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odin<2>
    • Fairman [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairman
      • Fairman [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairman
    • Patoka [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patoka
      • Patoka [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patoka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patoka<2>
    • Cartter [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartter
      • Cartter [Marion County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartter
    • Sandoval [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandoval
      • Sandoval [Marion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandoval have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandoval
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    • Junction City [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 468 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
    • Kell [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kell
      • Kell [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kell<2>
    • Central City [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
      • Central City [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
  • Bond County
    • Mulberry Grove [Bond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry Grove
      • Mulberry Grove [Bond County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 570 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry Grove<2>
    • Smithboro [Bond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithboro
      • Smithboro [Bond County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithboro<2>
    • Greenville [Bond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Bond County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<2>
    • Pocahontas [Bond County]
    • Old Ripley [Bond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Ripley
      • Old Ripley [Bond County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Ripley
    • Pierron [Bond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierron
      • Pierron [Bond County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pierron<2>
    • Sorento [Bond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sorento
      • Sorento [Bond County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sorento
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sorento<2>
  • Clay County
    • Xenia [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Xenia
      • Xenia [Clay County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Xenia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Xenia<2>
    • Iola [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iola
      • Iola [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iola<2>
    • Kenner [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenner
      • Kenner [Clay County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenner
    • Louisville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Clay County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,087 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
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    • Flora [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Clay County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<2>
    • Sailor Springs [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sailor Springs
      • Sailor Springs [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sailor Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sailor Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sailor Springs<2>
    • Clay City [Clay County]
    • Ingraham [Clay County]
  • Clinton County
    • Centralia [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centralia
      • Centralia [Clinton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centralia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<2>
    • Keyesport [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyesport
      • Keyesport [Clinton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keyesport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyesport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyesport<2>
    • Hoffman [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman
      • Hoffman [Clinton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoffman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoffman<2>
    • Huey [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huey
      • Huey [Clinton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huey<2>
    • Marydale [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marydale
      • Marydale [Clinton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marydale
    • Carlyle [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlyle
      • Carlyle [Clinton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlyle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlyle<2>
    • Posey [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Posey
      • Posey [Clinton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Posey
    • Beckemeyer [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckemeyer
      • Beckemeyer [Clinton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 999 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beckemeyer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckemeyer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckemeyer<2>
    • Bartelso [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bartelso
      • Bartelso [Clinton County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bartelso have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartelso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartelso<2>
    • Breese [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breese
      • Breese [Clinton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,538 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Breese<2>
    • Saint Rose [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Rose
      • Saint Rose [Clinton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Rose
    • Germantown [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germantown
      • Germantown [Clinton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germantown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Germantown<2>
  • Effingham County
    • Edgewood [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Effingham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<2>
    • Mason [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Effingham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<2>
    • Altamont [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altamont
      • Altamont [Effingham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altamont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altamont<2>
    • Dexter [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dexter
      • Dexter [Effingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dexter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter
    • Watson [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Effingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 732 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watson<2>
    • Moccasin [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moccasin
      • Moccasin [Effingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moccasin
    • Funkhouser [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Funkhouser
      • Funkhouser [Effingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funkhouser
    • Heartville [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heartville
      • Heartville [Effingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heartville
    • Beecher City [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beecher City
      • Beecher City [Effingham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beecher City
    • Effingham [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Effingham
      • Effingham [Effingham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,601 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Effingham<2>
    • Shumway [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shumway
      • Shumway [Effingham County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shumway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shumway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shumway<2>
    • Dieterich [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dieterich
      • Dieterich [Effingham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dieterich have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fayette County
    • Saint Paul [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Paul
      • Saint Paul [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Paul have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Paul
    • Saint Peter [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Peter
      • Saint Peter [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Peter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Peter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Peter<2>
    • Farina [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farina
      • Farina [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farina<2>
    • Loogootee [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loogootee
      • Loogootee [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loogootee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loogootee<2>
    • Shobonier [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shobonier
      • Shobonier [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shobonier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shobonier<2>
    • La Clede [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Clede
      • La Clede [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Clede
    • Brownstown [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownstown
      • Brownstown [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bluff City [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
    • Hagarstown [Fayette County]
    • Vandalia [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandalia
      • Vandalia [Fayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,662 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandalia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandalia
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    • Saint Elmo [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
      • Saint Elmo [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,367 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Elmo<2>
    • Bayle City [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayle City
      • Bayle City [Fayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayle City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayle City
  • Hamilton County
    • Dahlgren [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dahlgren
      • Dahlgren [Hamilton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 502 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dahlgren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dahlgren<2>
    • Belle Prairie City [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Prairie City
      • Belle Prairie City [Hamilton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Prairie City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Prairie City
  • Jasper County
    • Wheeler [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler
      • Wheeler [Jasper County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Jefferson County
    • Dix [Jefferson County]
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      • Dix [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dix have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Texico [Jefferson County]
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      • Texico [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texico have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shields [Jefferson County]
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      • Shields [Jefferson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shields have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Idlewood [Jefferson County]
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      • Idlewood [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Alma
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    • Jefferson City [Jefferson County]
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      • Jefferson City [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Summersville [Jefferson County]
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      • Summersville [Jefferson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Alma
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    • Woodlawn [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Jefferson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 670 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Markham City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham City
      • Markham City [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markham City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marlow [Jefferson County]
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      • Marlow [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Alma
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    • Mount Vernon [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,511 people
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    • Roaches [Jefferson County]
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      • Roaches [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Alma
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    • Bluford [Jefferson County]
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      • Bluford [Jefferson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 660 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Montgomery County
    • Fillmore [Montgomery County]
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      • Fillmore [Montgomery County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fillmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coffeen [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffeen
      • Coffeen [Montgomery County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 634 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coffeen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Donnellson [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donnellson
      • Donnellson [Montgomery County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 196 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donnellson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Panama [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panama
      • Panama [Montgomery County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panama have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Richland County
    • Noble [Richland County]
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      • Noble [Richland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noble have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Shelby County
    • Herrick [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herrick
      • Herrick [Shelby County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herrick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cowden [Shelby County]
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      • Cowden [Shelby County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 573 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oconee [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oconee
      • Oconee [Shelby County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oconee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stewardson [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewardson
      • Stewardson [Shelby County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewardson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Washington County
    • Wamac [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wamac
      • Wamac [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,117 people
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    • Baldwin Heights [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin Heights
      • Baldwin Heights [Washington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Irvington [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
      • Irvington [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 609 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hoyleton [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoyleton
      • Hoyleton [Washington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoyleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Richview [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richview
      • Richview [Washington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
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    • Ashley [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashley
      • Ashley [Washington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 484 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • New Minden [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Minden
      • New Minden [Washington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
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    • Radom [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radom
      • Radom [Washington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nashville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashville
      • Nashville [Washington County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Addieville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addieville
      • Addieville [Washington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addieville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Du Bois [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Du Bois
      • Du Bois [Washington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Du Bois have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Okawville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okawville
      • Okawville [Washington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,349 people
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  • Wayne County
    • Johnsonville [Wayne County]
    • Rinard [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rinard
      • Rinard [Wayne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rinard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cisne [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisne
      • Cisne [Wayne County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cisne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Keenes [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keenes
      • Keenes [Wayne County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people
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    • Wayne City [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne City
      • Wayne City [Wayne County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 983 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sims [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims
      • Sims [Wayne County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sims have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Geff [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geff
      • Geff [Wayne County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jeffersonville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffersonville
      • Jeffersonville [Wayne County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeffersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairfield [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Wayne County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,889 people
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    • Mount Erie [Wayne County]

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

Newspapers Published in 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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alma.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alma, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for 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 websites either 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 Illinois

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.

  • Alma Cemetery
  • Hartlin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hartlin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hartlin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wilson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Martin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Allman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Eastland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eastland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eastland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sandy Branch Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sandy Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Black Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Black Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Eagan Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eagan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Yost Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yost Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yost Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kinmundy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kinmundy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kinmundy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jones Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jones Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cubbage Chapel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cubbage Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clapp Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clapp Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Alma had a population of 148 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Alma had a population of 302 people.

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

  • Alma [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
    • Alma [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 148 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 302 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alma had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Kinmundy [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinmundy
    • Kinmundy [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,045 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 752 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kinmundy had a post office and railroad service
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  • Tonti [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonti
    • Tonti [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tonti had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonti have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Salem [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Alma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,493 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,952 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Salem had a post office and railroad service
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  • Lester [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
    • Lester [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lester had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bannister [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bannister
    • Bannister [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bannister had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bannister have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Omega [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omega
      • Omega [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Alma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Omega had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Omega have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saint Paul [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Paul
      • Saint Paul [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Paul had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Paul have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Iuka [Marion County]
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      • Iuka [Marion County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 362 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Iuka had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iuka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairman [Marion County]
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      • Fairman [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fairman had a post office and railroad service
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    • Odin [Marion County]
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      • Odin [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 817 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,004 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Odin had a post office and railroad service
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    • Farina [Fayette County]
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      • Farina [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 618 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 495 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Farina had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vernon [Marion County]
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      • Vernon [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vernon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Patoka [Marion County]
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      • Patoka [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Alma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 502 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 544 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Patoka had a post office and railroad service
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    • Wilberton [Fayette County]
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      • Wilberton [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Alma
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilberton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilberton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Alma:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map (1881)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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.

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Marion County

About Illinois

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 Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Alma) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 38.7231, Longitude: -88.9119       In this case, the coordinates for Alma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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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