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Alloy, West Virginia
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|Elevation||659 ft (201 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|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 (anagram 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.
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