Alpha, Iowa

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Alpha, Iowa
unincorporated community
Alpha is located in Iowa
Location of Alpha within the state of Iowa
Coordinates: 42°59′48″N 92°02′52″W / 42.99667°N 92.04778°W / 42.99667; -92.04778Coordinates: 42°59′48″N 92°02′52″W / 42.99667°N 92.04778°W / 42.99667; -92.04778[1]
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Fayette County
Elevation[1] 317 m (1,040 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 52171
Area code(s) 563
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,[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Alpha". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-08.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names, p. 23. University Of Iowa Press. ISBN 1-58729-531-8.