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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:
    • 36.177035, -83.382672
    • 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 Tennessee, the name Alpha is unique.

Beyond Tennessee, 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 559 miles [899.6 km]<1> to the west of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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 1,795 miles [2,888.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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 511 miles [822.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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 98 miles [157.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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 413 miles [664.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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 728 miles [1,171.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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 796 miles [1,281 km]<1> to the northwest of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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 605 miles [973.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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].
    • North Dakota
      • Golden Valley County
      • This Alpha is located in Golden Valley County and lies 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Golden Valley County community of Alpha.
    • Ohio
      • Greene County
      • This Alpha is located in Greene County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km]<1> to the north of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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 821 miles [1,321.3 km]<1> to the west of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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 2,174 miles [3,498.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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 543 miles [873.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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].
    • Virginia
      • Buckingham County
      • This Alpha is located in Buckingham County and lies 290 miles [466.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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 2,130 miles [3,427.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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 816 miles [1,313.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Alpha that is located in Hamblen 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.

  • Bluegrass [Hamblen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluegrass
    • Bluegrass [Hamblen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Alpha
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluegrass have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluegrass
  • Echo Hills [Hamblen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Hills
    • Echo Hills [Hamblen County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alpha
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Hills
  • Fox Den [Hamblen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Den
    • Fox Den [Hamblen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Alpha
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Den have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Den
  • Green Acres [Hamblen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Hamblen County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Alpha
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Hunters Ridge [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Ridge
      • Hunters Ridge [Hamblen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Ridge
    • Kathy Hills [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kathy Hills
      • Kathy Hills [Hamblen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kathy Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kathy Hills
    • Meadowview [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowview
      • Meadowview [Hamblen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowview
    • Panther Creek [Hamblen County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Creek
      • Panther Creek [Hamblen County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panther Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Panther Hills [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Hills
      • Panther Hills [Hamblen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panther Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther Hills
    • Panther Lake [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Lake
      • Panther Lake [Hamblen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panther Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther Lake
    • Pleasant view [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant view
      • Pleasant view [Hamblen County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant view have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant view
    • Quail Hollow [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hollow
      • Quail Hollow [Hamblen County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Hollow
    • Rambling Hills [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rambling Hills
      • Rambling Hills [Hamblen County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rambling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rambling Hills
    • Ridgeview [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeview
      • Ridgeview [Hamblen County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
    • Seven Oaks [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Oaks
      • Seven Oaks [Hamblen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Oaks
    • Smokerise [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smokerise
      • Smokerise [Hamblen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smokerise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smokerise
    • Sunset Hills [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Hills
      • Sunset Hills [Hamblen County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Hills
    • Willow Springs [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Springs
      • Willow Springs [Hamblen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Alpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Springs

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Alpha. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

How Far From Alpha to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 ...
    • Morristown, which is the Seat of Hamblen County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 189 miles [304.2 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Alpha to Nashville, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 394 miles [634.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,284 miles [10,113.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,994 miles [11,255.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,870 miles [7,837.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 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: 36.1770, Longitude: -83.3827       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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 311.724 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.413 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.253 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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