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Welcome to Alma ...

Alma is located in Robeson County<1>.

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

Alma is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Alma: (910)

Adding Alma to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alma was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alma on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Alma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Alma - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Kansas (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Mexico (2), New York, 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.

  • Lumberton [Robeson County]
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    • Lumberton [Robeson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Alma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,239 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumberton<5>
  • Laurinburg [Scotland County]
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    • Laurinburg [Scotland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Alma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,896 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurinburg<5>
  • Raeford [Hoke County]
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    • Raeford [Hoke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Alma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,956 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raeford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raeford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raeford<5>
  • Red Springs [Robeson County]
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    • Red Springs [Robeson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Alma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,237 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Springs<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pembroke [Robeson County]
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      • Pembroke [Robeson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<5>
    • Fairmont [Robeson County]
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      • Fairmont [Robeson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,580 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<5>
    • McColl [Marlboro County]
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      • McColl [Marlboro County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McColl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McColl<5>
    • Rowland [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowland
      • Rowland [Robeson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 985 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowland<5>
    • Wagram [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagram
      • Wagram [Scotland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 772 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wagram have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagram<5>
    • Clio [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clio
      • Clio [Marlboro County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

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

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

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alma, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alma.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Robeson County

About North Carolina

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 Robeson County: www.co.robeson.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Robeson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alma) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7238, Longitude: -79.3125       In this case, the coordinates for Alma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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