Alma: A Brief History

Settlement of this area began as early as 1848. The town of Alma was established in 1871, when the Houston Railroad and Texas Central Railroad was built through Ellis County. C.C. Hemming deeded part of this 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 1950's, when interstate highway 45 was built through the middle of town. 

Additional Information

  • Population approximately 300.
  • Located six miles south, southeast of Ennis along I-45.