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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<2>.

The location of Alpha has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alpha is 4,130 feet [1,259 m] above sea level.<4> 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 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.

Communities near Alpha ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alpha.

  • Grass Valley [Nevada County]
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    • Grass Valley [Nevada County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Alpha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,763 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<6>
  • Nevada City [Nevada County]
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    • Nevada City [Nevada County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Alpha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,127 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nevada City<6>
  • Colfax [Placer County]
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    • Colfax [Placer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Alpha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,009 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<6>
  • Bear Valley [Shasta County] - Historic
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    • Bear Valley [Shasta County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Alpha
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bear Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Emigrant Gap [Placer County]
    • North Bloomfield [Nevada County] - Historic
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      • North Bloomfield [Nevada County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Alpha
    • Graniteville [Nevada County]
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      • Graniteville [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Alpha
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    • Scotts Flat [Nevada County]
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      • Scotts Flat [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Alpha
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    • Alta [Placer County]
    • Lake City [Nevada County]
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      • Lake City [Nevada County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Alpha
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alpha. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alpha.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alpha.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpha. See our Newspapers Page for Alpha.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Nevada, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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       In this case, the coordinates for Alpha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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