Alloy, West Virginia

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Alloy, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
A Norfolk Southern train in Alloy
A Norfolk Southern train in Alloy
Alloy, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Alloy, West Virginia
Alloy, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°08′15″N 81°16′27″W / 38.13750°N 81.27417°W / 38.13750; -81.27417Coordinates: 38°08′15″N 81°16′27″W / 38.13750°N 81.27417°W / 38.13750; -81.27417
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Fayette
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25002
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1553716[1]

Alloy is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Alloy is located along the Kanawha River and U.S. Route 60 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Gauley Bridge. Alloy was originally known as Boncar (reverse of carbon) until the mid-1930s. Both the original placename and the current placename refer to the silicon alloys plant that still operates here (producing about 30% of all the silicon metal in North America). The metals plant was originally the Electro Metallurgical Co.; a unit of Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation. Alloy has a post office with ZIP code 25002.[2]

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