Alpha, Washington
Alpha is an unincorporated community located in Lewis County, Washington
Lewis County, Washington
Lewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of 2010, the population was 75,455. The county seat is at Chehalis, and its largest city is Centralia....

 about 3.5 miles away from Cinebar
Cinebar, Washington
Cinebar is an unincorporated community in Washington State between State Highway 508 and State Highway 12. Named for the cinnabar present in the mountains to the northeast, Cinebar is a rural area with a post office and fire station on State Highway 508...

. Due to its rural setting with little settlement concentration, it did not meet qualifications as a Census Designated Place
Census-designated place
A census-designated place is a concentration of population identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes. CDPs are delineated for each decennial census as the statistical counterparts of incorporated places such as cities, towns and villages...

, a program used by the U.S. Census Bureau for unincorporated communities. Alpha appears on the Mayfield Lake U.S. Geological Survey Map. Alpha is located within the Pacific time zone (GMT-8). It is the home to the Shoestring Cemetery, located on the Main Avenue, Washington State Route 508
Washington State Route 508
State Route 508 is a long state highway located in Lewis County within the U.S. state of Washington, extending from an interchange with concurrent with in Napavine to in Morton. By 1916, a road between Napavine and Cinebar was constructed on the current route of SR 508 and was...


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