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Welcome to Alpha ...

The village of Alpha is located in Henry County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Alpha: AL-fuh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Alpha has a population of 641 people<4> (see below for details).

Alpha is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Alpha: (309)

The ZIP code for Alpha: 61413<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Alpha had an population of 641 people. This is a decrease of 4.47% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alpha had a population of 671 people. This makes Alpha the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 671 people, the population of Alpha decreased 7.58% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 726 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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, California, Georgia, Idaho (2), 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.

  • Galesburg [Knox County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galesburg
    • Galesburg [Knox County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Alpha
    • Estimated population in 2018: 30,432 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galesburg<8>
  • Colona [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colona
    • Colona [Henry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Alpha
    • Estimated population in 2018: 5,125 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colona<8>
  • Milan [Rock Island County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milan
    • Milan [Rock Island County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Alpha
    • Estimated population in 2018: 5,031 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milan<8>
  • Coal Valley [Rock Island County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Valley
    • Coal Valley [Rock Island County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Alpha
    • Estimated population in 2018: 3,757 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coal Valley<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Aledo [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aledo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aledo
      • Aledo [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2018: 3,469 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aledo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aledo<8>
    • Green Rock [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Rock
      • Green Rock [Henry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Alpha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Rock
    • Galva [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galva
      • Galva [Henry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,485 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galva<8>
    • Cambridge [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge
      • Cambridge [Henry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,087 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cambridge<8>
    • Orion [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orion
      • Orion [Henry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orion<8>
    • Viola [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viola
      • Viola [Mercer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2018: 896 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Viola<8>

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alpha, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alpha.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Henry County

About Illinois

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 Henry County: www.henrycty.com/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Henry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Alpha. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alpha.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Alpha). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alpha or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alpha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1918, Longitude: -90.3805       In this case, the coordinates for Alpha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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