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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 Eureka County.

We aren't confident of the location of Alpha, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Alpha was founded in 1874.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alpha is 5,900 feet [1,798 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Alpha is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ 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

Alpha would have been located in the (775) area code.

Communities near Alpha ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alpha and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   DirDistance
Blackburn - Historic   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Crescent Valley   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Diamond City - Historic   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Eureka   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fort Ruby - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lander - Historic   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alpha. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpha.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alpha:

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About Eureka County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Eureka County: www.co.eureka.nv.us/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/

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.

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. 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 gone without an obvious trace.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 Alpha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0099, Longitude: -116.1925     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alpha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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