Alpha, Maryland


Alpha is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland, United States. A postal office operated from 27 February 1884 to 15 June 1915.[1]

Alpha is the site of the Mt. View Cemetery. The town between Marriottsville, and Sykesville is not recognized by the name, but is dominated by the controversial Alpha Ridge Landfill.[2] It was home to one of Howard County's earliest bicycle clubs active in 1891.[3]


  1. ^ "Checklist of Maryland Post Offices" (PDF). Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  2. ^ William Neal Hurley (1997). Our Maryland Heritage, Book 5: The King Families. Heritage Books. p. 173.
  3. ^ The Wheel and Cycling Trade Review, Volume 7. p. 814.

Coordinates: 39°19′16″N 76°55′40″W / 39.32111°N 76.92778°W / 39.32111; -76.92778