Bolt, West Virginia

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Bolt, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Bolt Church of God
Bolt Church of God
Bolt, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Bolt, West Virginia
Bolt, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°45′44″N 81°24′44″W / 37.76222°N 81.41222°W / 37.76222; -81.41222Coordinates: 37°45′44″N 81°24′44″W / 37.76222°N 81.41222°W / 37.76222; -81.41222
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Area[1]
 • Total 5.451 sq mi (14.12 km2)
 • Land 5.445 sq mi (14.10 km2)
 • Water 0.006 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 1,988 ft (606 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 548
 • Density 100/sq mi (39/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25817
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1553946[3]

Bolt is a census-designated place (CDP) in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Bolt is located on West Virginia Route 99 12 miles (19 km) west of Beckley. Bolt has a post office with ZIP code 25817.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population is 548.[2]

History[edit]

A post office called Bolt has been in operation since 1902.[5] One Mr. George Washington Bolt, an early postmaster, gave the community his last name.[6]

Notable person[edit]

Little Jimmy Dickens, a country singer, was born at Bolt in 1920.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bolt, West Virginia
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup Archived August 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 15. 
  7. ^ Jones, Loyal (8 October 2008). Country Music Humorists and Comedians. University of Illinois Press. p. 147. ISBN 978-0-252-03369-8.