Stringtown, Tyler County, West Virginia

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Stringtown, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Stringtown, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Stringtown, West Virginia
Stringtown, West Virginia
Stringtown, West Virginia is located in the US
Stringtown, West Virginia
Stringtown, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°26′43″N 80°41′53″W / 39.44528°N 80.69806°W / 39.44528; -80.69806Coordinates: 39°26′43″N 80°41′53″W / 39.44528°N 80.69806°W / 39.44528; -80.69806
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Tyler
Elevation 810 ft (250 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1555730[1]

Alvy (also known as Stringtown from the oil boom days c. 1890s - 1910 because the estimated population of 5000 residents and temporary workers were strung over the hills and hollows hence the nickname Stringtown) is an unincorporated community in Tyler County, West Virginia, United States. Alvy is located along County Route 13 (a.k.a. Indian Creek Road) and Indian Creek, 16 miles (26 km) east-southeast of Middlebourne.[2][3] Alvy was once Moore, VA changed to Alvy c. 1850 and had a post office, which closed on February 1, 1997; the post office used the name Alvy.[4]

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