Alpha, Oregon

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Alpha is an unincorporated community in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon.[1] Alpha is located at 44°09′51″N 123°42′02″W / 44.16417°N 123.70056°W / 44.16417; -123.70056.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Alpha in 1890, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1940.[2] The community was named for Alpha Lundey, a local girl.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Deadwood, Oregon, for information about Alpha Farm, named for the former post office

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alpha, Oregon
  2. ^ "Lane County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Names of Lane County Communities Reveal Interesting Histories, Anecdotes". Eugene Register-Guard. 4 January 1942. p. 4. Retrieved 23 April 2015.

Coordinates: 44°09′51″N 123°42′02″W / 44.16417°N 123.70056°W / 44.16417; -123.70056