A Village in the Albany District, some 42 km West of Grahamstown. Named after Alice Slessor, wife of the engineer who constructed the railway. Its Xhosa name is: 'EQora'
Alicedale is a Railway Junction, on the main Railway Line between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. From here a branch line leads to Grahamstown. The town was a railway training facility during the previous two centuries, from there the historical red face brick Building now houses the reception of the 'Resort Hotel'. The Town was named in honour of Mrs. Alice Slessor, the Wife of the Engineer in charge of construction of the Railways
New Dictionary of South African Names by Peter E Raper