This article has been extracted from
THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.
OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.
Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts.Many units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.
Town in the Dataganj tahsil of Budaun District, United Provinces, situated in 27 degree 55' N. and 79 degree 15' E., 12 miles south-east of Budaun town. Population (1901), 6,327. The town is said to have been founded by the emperor Ala-ud-din Alam Shah after his abdication in 1450. The only building of any interest is the mosque built during the time of Aurangzeb, which, however, contains a fragment of an older inscription dated 1307. Alapur is administered under Act XX of 1856, with an income of about Rs. 900. A market, held twice a week, is of some local importance. The middle school has 86 pupils.