Alpha, Ohio

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Coordinates: 39°42′42″N 84°01′24″W / 39.71167°N 84.02333°W / 39.71167; -84.02333

Location of Alpha, Ohio

Alpha is a neighborhood of Beavercreek, in Greene County, Ohio, in the United States. It is located on the eastern side of the Dayton metropolitan area. A post office is located in Alpha, with the ZIP code of 45301.[1]

A post office called Alpha has been in operation since 1850.[2] The community is one of the oldest in the area.[3] Alpha was named for the first letter of the Greek alphabet because it was at, or on the site of, the first mill in the county.[4]

It was the location of a railway station stop, of a railway that has been shut down and turned into a bike path.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  2. ^ "Greene County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 3. 
  4. ^ History of Greene County Together with Notes on the Historic Northwest and the State of Ohio, Dayton: Odell and Mayer Publishers, 1881. Accessed 2010-08-17. 578.
  5. ^ "STATIONS OF THE PAST". Retrieved September 13, 2013.