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Alpha, Nevada

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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<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Alpha, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

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.<4> In other words, the altitude 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 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.

Communities near Alpha ...

We have created a list of 7 communities that are near Alpha.

  • Mineral Hill [Eureka County] - Historic
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    • Mineral Hill [Eureka County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Alpha
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mineral Hill. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Mineral [Eureka County] - Historic
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    • Mineral [Eureka County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Alpha
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Blackburn [Eureka County] - Historic
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    • Blackburn [Eureka County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Alpha
  • Cortez [Lander County] - Historic
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    • Cortez [Lander County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the west of Alpha
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Diamond City [Eureka County] - Historic
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      • Diamond City [Eureka County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Crescent Valley [Eureka County]
    • Eureka [Eureka County]

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.

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 on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map of Nevada (1883).

We also found Alpha in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nevada

About Eureka County

About Nevada

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Eureka County:

The official website for State of Nevada:

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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Eureka, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. 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 maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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 AlphaOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Alpha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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.
<7>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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