Stringtown, Tyler County, West Virginia
|Stringtown, West Virginia|
|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|
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. 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.
- "Stringtown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Tyler County, West Virginia General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). West Virginia Department of Transportation. 2011. p. 1. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
- The National Map, accessed 2013-12-14
- "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
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