Alma is an unincorporated community in Page County, in the U.S. state of Virginia. The community is said to have been named, in the mid-1850s, by local doctor James Lee Gillespie. The doctor, who relocated to Page County around 1851 is said to have been a follower of events of the Crimean War, and is believed to have named the little village either for the Battle of Alma or the Alma River, in the Ukraine.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alma, Virginia
- James Lee Gillespie, by Robert H. Moore, II, at Southern Unionists Chronicles
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