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Alma

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Incorporated Date: 
August 21, 1906
Population: 
3,466
Total Area: 
5.8 sq mi
Contact Information
502 W. 12th St. Ste. 104
Alma, GA 31510
Phone Number: 
(912) 632-8072
Fax Number: 
(912) 632-8365
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Alma, the county seat of Bacon County, was incorporated August 21, 1906. While some believe that the city takes its name from the suggestion of a travelling salesman who offered his wife, Alma Sheridan, as a namesake, others support the notion that Alma derives from the first letters of the various state capitals: Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville and Atlanta.

The Bacon County courthouse, constructed in 1919, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city of Alma and Bacon County share a 110-acre recreational area for team sports, swimming and picnicking. Additionally, four city-owned parks and six privately owned facilities provide many recreational opportunities.

Alma, known as the national blueberry capital, hosts the Blueberry Festival annually in late June. This three-day festival includes crafts, food, entertainment and blueberry picking.