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Alma

a city in and seat of Wabaunsee County; population (2010 census) 832

location of Alma

Alma calls itself the "City of Native Stone" because many of its buildings are constructed of native limestone, as lumber was in very short supply during the city's early days.

Alma City Hall
Alma City Hall

Alma was founded by German, Swedish, English, and Irish settlers in 1858. It was probably named for a city in Germany, but some early settlers claimed that it was named for a Crimean War battle in which some of the early town pioneers fought. It became the county seat via popular election in 1866.

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City of Alma
www.cityofalma-kansas.com/

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