Alma, Oregon

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Alma, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Alma, Oregon is located in Oregon
Alma, Oregon
Alma, Oregon
Alma, Oregon is located in the US
Alma, Oregon
Alma, Oregon
Coordinates: 43°53′27″N 123°28′29″W / 43.89083°N 123.47472°W / 43.89083; -123.47472Coordinates: 43°53′27″N 123°28′29″W / 43.89083°N 123.47472°W / 43.89083; -123.47472
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Elevation 584 ft (178 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 541 & 458
GNIS feature ID 1116888[1]

Alma is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States. Alma is located on Siuslaw River Road near the Siuslaw River, 22 miles (35 km) west-southwest of Eugene.[2]

History[edit]

Alma was named in 1886 for a local woman.[3] A post office was established at Alma in 1888, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1933.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alma". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ Lane County (PDF) (Map). Oregon Department of Transportation. 2009. p. 2. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Names of Lane County Communities Reveal Interesting Histories, Anecdotes". Eugene Register-Guard. 4 January 1942. p. 4. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Lane County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 April 2015.