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FM 1183 at Inter Urban Rd., Alma, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 17' 7.3725", -96° 32' 47.708232"
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    Settlement of this area began as early as 1848. The town of Alma was established in 1871, when the Houston and Texas Central Railroad was built through Ellis County. C.C. Hemming deeded part of his property for the railroad right-of-way and a town to be named in honor of his Daughter, Alma. Soon the town included numerous homes, businesses, churches, and civic organizations. It was the center of a farming community until the 1950s, when interstate highway 45 was built through the middle of town.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Alma Historical Marker Location Map, Texas