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1890 Communities Near Alma ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Alma in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Alma.

  • Havana [Hidalgo County]
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    • Havana [Hidalgo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Alma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Havana had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Hidalgo [Hidalgo County]
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    • Hidalgo [Hidalgo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Alma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 389 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,305 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hidalgo had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hidalgo<3>
  • Los Angeles [Hidalgo County]
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    • Los Angeles [Hidalgo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Alma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Los Angeles had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Los Angeles have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Santa Maria [Cameron County]
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    • Santa Maria [Cameron County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Alma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Santa Maria had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Maria have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Maria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Maria<3>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Hidalgo County

About Texas

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The official website for Hidalgo County: www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.3365, Longitude: -98.1864       In this case, the coordinates for Alma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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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