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Welcome to Alpha ...

Alpha is located in Fayette County<1>.

Alpha is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Alpha lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adding Alpha to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alpha in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alpha was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alpha on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alpha on our Genealogy Page.

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, California, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, 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.

  • New Hampton [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hampton
    • New Hampton [Chickasaw County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Alpha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hampton<5>
  • West Union [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
    • West Union [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the east of Alpha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,305 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<5>
  • Sumner [Bremer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
    • Sumner [Bremer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Alpha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,962 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumner<5>
  • Fayette [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
    • Fayette [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Alpha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,441 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tripoli [Bremer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tripoli
      • Tripoli [Bremer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,360 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tripoli have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tripoli
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tripoli<5>
    • Fredericksburg [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredericksburg
      • Fredericksburg [Chickasaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 923 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fredericksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredericksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredericksburg<5>
    • Calmar [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calmar
      • Calmar [Winneshiek County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 917 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calmar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calmar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calmar<5>
    • Ossian [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ossian
      • Ossian [Winneshiek County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 778 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossian have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ossian<5>
    • Clermont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clermont
      • Clermont [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 583 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clermont have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clermont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clermont<5>
    • Maynard [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maynard
      • Maynard [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maynard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maynard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maynard<5>

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.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alpha ...

Looking for more information about Alpha? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alpha, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alpha.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Fayette County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alpha. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alpha. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlphaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9971, Longitude: -92.0477    
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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