Alpha, Kentucky

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Alpha is an unincorporated community in Clinton County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Route 90 northeast of the city of Albany, the county seat of Clinton County.[1] Its elevation is 1,014 feet (309 m), and it is located at 36°45′44″N 85°0′37″W / 36.76222°N 85.01028°W / 36.76222; -85.01028Coordinates: 36°45′44″N 85°0′37″W / 36.76222°N 85.01028°W / 36.76222; -85.01028.[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 42603.[3]

The name comes from Alpha E. Davis, the community's second postmaster.[4]


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, pp. 42-43.
  2. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-20. Accessed 2007-12-31.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1988). Kentucky place names. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 4–5. ISBN 978-0-8131-0179-8.