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|Elevation||317 m (1,040 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||454149|
Alpha is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, Iowa, United States. It is located on Johnsons Mill Road near County Road V68, three miles south of Waucoma, at 42.995718N, -92.047995W, where Johnsons Mill Road crosses Crane Creek.
Alpha was founded in May 1871. It was named Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet, because it was the first community on Crane Creek.
- "Alpha". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-08.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names, p. 23. University Of Iowa Press. ISBN 1-58729-531-8.