Alma (which is also known as Centerville) is an unincorporated community in north-central West Virginia. It is located in Tyler County, which was founded in 1814 and was named in honor of the father of U.S. President John Tyler. One of its claims to fame is being the site of “Big Moses,” the greatest gas well in the world (which was first drilled in 1894). The broader area, which is known as the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, has over the years witnessed the ancient Adena people, pioneers and adventurers who were headed west on the National Road, and booms in both industry and natural resource development. Today it is also known for its first-class country music, excellent parks and resorts, thrilling outdoor activities, and booming arts, culture, and gastronomic scenes.