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Welcome to Alpha ...
The location of Alpha has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
Alpha is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Alpha lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Alpha is within the (434) area code.
Adding Alpha to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
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, we also found mention of Alpha elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Alpha on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alpha on our Genealogy Page.
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), Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, 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.
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 ...
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 Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 04 May 2021