Alloy, West Virginia
|Alloy, West Virginia|
A Norfolk Southern train in Alloy
|Elevation||659 ft (201 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||304 & 681|
|GNIS feature ID||1553716|
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 ferroalloy 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.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alloy, West Virginia
- Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 77.
- ZIP Code Lookup
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