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Welcome to Alpha ...

Alpha is located in Howard County<1>.

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

Alpha is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alpha lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Alpha ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.howardchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Alpha, the following might be of interest:

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, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, 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.

  • Baltimore [Baltimore City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltimore
    • Baltimore [Baltimore City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Alpha
    • Estimated population for 2018: 602,495 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltimore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltimore
  • Laurel [Prince George's County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel [Prince George's County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Alpha
    • Estimated population for 2018: 25,723 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel
  • Westminster [Carroll County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westminster
    • Westminster [Carroll County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Alpha
    • Estimated population for 2018: 18,648 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster
  • Mount Airy [Carroll County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Airy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
    • Mount Airy [Carroll County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Alpha
    • Estimated population for 2018: 9,452 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy
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    • Sykesville [Carroll County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sykesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sykesville
      • Sykesville [Carroll County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Alpha
      • Estimated population for 2018: 3,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sykesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sykesville
    • New Windsor [Carroll County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Windsor
      • New Windsor [Carroll County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Alpha
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Windsor
    • New Market [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Market have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Market
      • New Market [Frederick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Alpha
      • Estimated population for 2018: 728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Market
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Market
    • Washington Grove [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington Grove
      • Washington Grove [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Alpha
      • Estimated population for 2018: 561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Grove
    • Laytonsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laytonsville
      • Laytonsville [Montgomery County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Alpha
      • Estimated population for 2018: 378 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laytonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laytonsville
    • Brookeville [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookeville
      • Brookeville [Montgomery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Alpha
      • Estimated population for 2018: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookeville

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 ...

Find a Community located in Maryland

About Howard County

About Maryland

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 Howard County: www.co.ho.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Howard, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3212, Longitude: -76.9278       In this case, the coordinates for Alpha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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