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Welcome to Alma ...

Alma is located in Catron County.

Alma is 4,880 feet [1,487 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation 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 travel west from Alma, 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 located in the (575) area code.

Communities near Alma ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alma and not the distance if you are driving.<2>.

Community   2017<3>
Population
DirDistance
Blue (AZ)   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clifton (AZ)   [Map]   3,680   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Buckhorn   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cruzville   [Map]   ---   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Luna   [Map]   ---   N   30 miles [48.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alma.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alma. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alma.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for New Mexico

About Catron County

About New Mexico

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 New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>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, 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: 33.3803, Longitude: -108.9036     [Map].

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alma.

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