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Alpha, California

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Welcome to Alpha ...

So far, we have found very little information about Alpha. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Alpha to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alpha, please Contact Us.

Alpha would have been located within present day Nevada County.

The location of Alpha has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alpha is 4,130 feet [1,259 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Alpha is about ¾ mile [or 1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Alpha was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Alpha still existed, it would have been in the (530) area code.

Communities near Alpha ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Alta   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bear Valley - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Casa Loma   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Colfax   [Map]   2,005   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Emigrant Gap   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Graniteville   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alpha.

Communities Also Named Alpha ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Alpha - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alpha.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alpha. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alpha. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpha.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alpha:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Nevada County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Nevada County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alpha, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alpha) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3305, Longitude: -120.7824     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alpha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alpha.

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