Gay, West Virginia

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Not to be confused with Fort Gay, West Virginia.
Unincorporated community
Gay is located in West Virginia
Gay is located in the US
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°46′14″N 81°33′11″W / 38.77056°N 81.55306°W / 38.77056; -81.55306Coordinates: 38°46′14″N 81°33′11″W / 38.77056°N 81.55306°W / 38.77056; -81.55306
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Jackson
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25244
Area code(s) 304
GNIS ID 1539361[1]

Gay is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, West Virginia, United States. Although it is unincorporated, Gay has a post office, with the ZIP Code of 25244.[2]

One Mr. Gay, an early postmaster, gave the community his last name.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gay, West Virginia
  2. ^ "Gay, WV post office locations". Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 56.