Fairview Alpha, Louisiana

unincorporated suburban community in Natchitoches and Red River Parishes in the U.S. state of Louisiana

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.

Fairview Alpha
Building on Highway 71 in Fairview Alpha
Building on Highway 71 in Fairview Alpha
Fairview Alpha is located in Louisiana
Fairview Alpha
Fairview Alpha
Fairview Alpha is located in the United States
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]
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishNatchitoches, Red River
Founded1912
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,000 and over
Demonym(s)Fairview Alphan
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID541142[2]

HistoryEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  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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