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Bolt, West Virginia
Bolt West Virginia Post Office
Bolt West Virginia Post Office
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Area
 • 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)
 • Total 548
 • Density 100.53/sq mi (38.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25817
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1553946

Bolt is a census-designated place (CDP) in Raleigh and Wyoming counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Bolt is located on West Virginia Route 99, 12 miles (19 km) west of Beckley. Bolt has a post office with ZIP code 25817. As of the 2010 census, its population is 548.

History

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

Notable person

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

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