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Falls View, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Fayette
Area
 • Total 0.405 sq mi (1.05 km2)
 • Land 0.330 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Water 0.075 sq mi (0.19 km2)
Elevation 663 ft (202 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 238
 • Density 587.7/sq mi (226.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1554440

Falls View is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Falls View is located 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Gauley Bridge, on the north bank of the Kanawha River. As of the 2010 census, its population was 238. Falls View was settled in the early 20th century as a residential village for managers from the Electro Metallurgical Co., part of the Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation. Electro Metallurgical operated four ferroalloy plants in the area, powered by hydroelectricity generated at the dam on Kanawha Falls.


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