Fairview Alpha, Louisiana

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Fairview Alpha
populated place
Fairview Alpha is located in Louisiana
Fairview Alpha
Fairview Alpha
Coordinates: 31°58′16″N 93°11′12″W / 31.97111°N 93.18667°W / 31.97111; -93.18667Coordinates: 31°58′16″N 93°11′12″W / 31.97111°N 93.18667°W / 31.97111; -93.18667[1]
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Natchitoches, Red River
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 541142[1]

Fairview Alpha is a populated place in Natchitoches and Red River parishes in the U.S. state of Louisiana. At one time, it was known as Messick and Alpha.

History[edit]

According to the United States Geological Survey, Fairview Alpha was "originally named Messick for a family that owned a store here, however, when the Alpha School (Natchitoches Parish) and Fairview School (Red River Parish) were combined in 1912, the new name came into use".[1]

Education[edit]

The community is served by the Natchitoches Parish School Board.

Transportation[edit]

U.S. highways[edit]

US 71.svg U.S. 71
US 84.svg U.S. 84

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