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The location of Alma













Welcome to Alma (aka 'Alma Colonia') ...

Alma is located in Hidalgo County.

The location of Alma has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Alma is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Alma lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Alma: (956)

Communities near Alma ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

McAllen   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the South (S) of Alma

Mission   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Alma

Pharr   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Alma

Weslaco   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Alma

San Juan   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Alma

Alamo   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Alma

Alton   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Alma

Donna   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Alma

Hidalgo   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Alma

Elsa   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Alma

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

Communities Also Named Alma ...

While we believe that this Alma is located in Hidalgo County, we know of another 2 Texas communities named Alma. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clay and Ellis County.

Beyond Texas, 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 Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alma.

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.

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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.

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>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 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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