Fairview Alpha, Louisiana

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Fairview Alpha
Hamlet of Fairview Alpha
Downtown Fairview Alpha on Hwy 71
Downtown Fairview Alpha on Hwy 71
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 of America
State Louisiana
ParishNatchitoches, Red River
Founded1912
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,000
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID541142[2]

Fairview Alpha is an unincorporated community in Natchitoches and Red River Parishes in the state of Louisiana. At one time, it was known as Messick and Alpha. Fairview Alpha was founded in 1912. There are 5,000 people living there. It is the second-largest community in Natchitoches Parish. It is near U.S. 71/U.S. 84.

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According to the USGS, 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".[3]

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  1. GNIS Detail - Fairview Alpha
  2. "Fairview Alpha, Louisiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. GNIS Detail - Fairview Alpha

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