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Alma, New Mexico
(Catron County)

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Welcome to Alma ...

Alma is located in Catron County<1>.

Alma is 4,880 feet [1,487 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Alma is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Alma lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Alma and travel west, you will soon leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Alma is within the (575) area code.

Communities Also Named Alma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New Mexico communities named Alma: This one is located in Catron County and the other is located in Socorro County.

Beyond New Mexico, 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 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.

  • Glenwood [Catron County]
  • Mogollon [Catron County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mogollon
    • Mogollon [Catron County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Alma
  • Pleasanton [Catron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasanton
    • Pleasanton [Catron County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Alma
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasanton
  • Mule Creek [Grant County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Blue [Greenlee County]
    • Reserve [Catron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reserve
      • Reserve [Catron County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the north of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reserve
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reserve<4>
    • Buckhorn [Grant County]
    • Luna [Catron County]
    • Clifton [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Greenlee County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,636 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<4>
    • Morenci [Greenlee County]

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 ...

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Catron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 AlmaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3803, Longitude: -108.9036    
<4>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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