Alma, Georgia facts for kids
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Alma City services in Bacon County Courthouse
"Georgia's Blueberry Capital"
|• Total||6.22 sq mi (16.11 km2)|
|• Land||6.09 sq mi (15.78 km2)|
|• Water||0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)|
|Elevation||200 ft (61 m)|
|• Density||563.53/sq mi (217.57/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0310492|
Alma is known as Georgia's blueberry capital, and hosts a Blueberry Festival each June.
Alma was founded in 1900 as a stop on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. It was incorporated as a city in 1906 and designated seat of the newly formed Bacon County in 1914. There are two theories about the origin of the name of the town. The first is that it was named for the wife of a traveling salesmen, Alma Sheridan; the other is that it was named for the initial letter of the four state capitals Georgia has had: Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville, and Atlanta.
Alma is located in southeastern Georgia at(31.541543, -82.466666).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.1 km2), of which 5.5 square miles (14.3 km2) is land and 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2), or 11.27%, is water.
|U.S. decennial census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||1,455||42.38%|
|Hispanic or Latino||244||7.11%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,433 people, 1,005 households, and 620 families residing in the city.
Alma is served by the Bacon County School District. The district has 126 full-time teachers and over 1,900 students, and operates these schools:
- Bacon County Elementary School
- Bacon County Primary School
- Bacon County Middle School
- Bacon County High School
Alma is also served by Coastal Pines Technical College.
- Harry Crews, novelist, playwright, short story writer and essayist
- Braswell Deen, U.S. Representative from Georgia; moved to Alma
- Daniel W. Lee, recipient of Congressional Medal of Honor
- Walter J. Leonard, former president of Fisk University
- William M. Wheeler, U.S. Representative from Georgia
In Spanish: Alma (Georgia) para niños
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