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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Alpha, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alpha and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Alpha:
    • 46.658345, -103.819922
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Alpha
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Alpha ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Alpha.

Within North Dakota, the name Alpha is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, we know of another 33 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 33 communities, 32 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Yell County
      • This Alpha is located in Yell County and lies 966 miles [1,554.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yell County community of Alpha.
    • California
      • Nevada County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Alpha [Nevada County].
    • Georgia
      • Worth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Alpha [Worth County].
    • Idaho
      • Boise County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Alpha [Boise County].
      • Valley County
      • This Alpha is located in Valley County and lies 609 miles [980.1 km]<1> to the west of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Valley County community of Alpha.
    • Illinois
      • Henry County
      • This Alpha is located in Henry County and lies 766 miles [1,232.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Alpha.
    • Indiana
      • Scott County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Alpha [Scott County].
    • Iowa
      • Fayette County
      • This Alpha is located in Fayette County and lies 628 miles [1,010.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Alpha.
    • Kansas
      • Finney County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Alpha [Finney County].
      • McPherson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Alpha [McPherson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clinton County
      • This Alpha is located in Clinton County and lies 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Alpha.
    • Louisiana
      • Natchitoches Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Alpha [Natchitoches Parish].
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Maryland
      • Howard County
      • This Alpha is located in Howard County and lies 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km]<1> to the east of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Alpha.
    • Michigan
      • Benzie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Alpha [Benzie County].
      • Iron County
      • This Alpha is located in Iron County and lies 736 miles [1,184.5 km]<1> to the east of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iron County community of Alpha.
    • Minnesota
      • Jackson County
      • This Alpha is located in Jackson County and lies 482 miles [775.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Alpha.
    • Missouri
      • Grundy County
      • This Alpha is located in Grundy County and lies 695 miles [1,118.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Alpha.
      • Saint Louis County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Alpha [Saint Louis County].
    • Nevada
      • Eureka County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Alpha [Eureka County].
    • North Carolina
      • Rowan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Alpha [Rowan County].
    • Ohio
      • Greene County
      • This Alpha is located in Greene County and lies 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Alpha.
    • Oklahoma
      • Kingfisher County
      • This Alpha is located in Kingfisher County and lies 801 miles [1,289.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kingfisher County community of Alpha.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Alpha is located in Lane County and lies 976 miles [1,570.7 km]<1> to the west of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Alpha.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Northampton County
      • This Alpha is located in Northampton County and lies 1,469 miles [2,364.1 km]<1> to the east of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Alpha.
    • South Dakota
      • McPherson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Alpha [McPherson County].
    • Tennessee
      • Hamblen County
      • This Alpha is located in Hamblen County and lies 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamblen County community of Alpha.
    • Virginia
      • Buckingham County
      • This Alpha is located in Buckingham County and lies 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buckingham County community of Alpha.
    • Washington
      • Lewis County
      • This Alpha is located in Lewis County and lies 888 miles [1,429.1 km]<1> to the west of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Alpha.
      • Spokane County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Alpha [Spokane County].
    • West Virginia
      • Doddridge County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Alpha [Doddridge County].
      • Harrison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Alpha [Harrison County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Burnett County
      • This Alpha is located in Burnett County and lies 540 miles [869 km]<1> to the east of the Alpha that is located in Golden Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burnett County community of Alpha.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alpha ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cabin Creek [Fallon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
    • Cabin Creek [Fallon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Alpha
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabin Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
  • Fryburg [Billings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fryburg
    • Fryburg [Billings County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alpha
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fryburg
  • Mazda [Slope County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mazda
    • Mazda [Slope County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Alpha
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mazda have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mazda
  • Mound [Slope County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
    • Mound [Slope County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Alpha
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Rider [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rider
      • Rider [Golden Valley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rider have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rider
    • Sentinel Butte [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel Butte
      • Sentinel Butte [Golden Valley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Alpha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sentinel Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sentinel Butte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sentinel Butte<5>
    • Three V Crossing [Slope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three V Crossing
      • Three V Crossing [Slope County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three V Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three V Crossing

How Far From Alpha to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Alpha to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Alpha and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Beach, which is the Seat of Golden Valley County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Alpha to Beach, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 57 days and walking would take 83 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,442 miles [10,367.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,209 miles [11,601.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,175 miles [8,328.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Dakota

About Golden Valley County

About North Dakota

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 North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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: 46.6583, Longitude: -103.8199       In this case, the coordinates for Alpha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Alpha could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Alpha to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 326.081 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.267 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.284 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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