Beckley in Raleigh County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Alfred Beckley / Wildwood
Alfred Beckley. Born May 26, 1802. Beckley was a graduate of West Point and served in the army 13 years before moving to present-day Raleigh County in 1836. He pushed formation of the county and named its seat after his father. Made brigadier general of state militia in 1849, he briefly led the militia under Confederate rule before surrendering. Beckley died at Wildwood on May 26, 1888.
Built by John Lilly, Sr. in 1835-36 and remodeled in 1874, it was home to Alfred Beckley and Amelia Neville Craig. Son of John Beckley, first clerk of the US House of Representatives. Alfred founded Beckley and wrote the bill forming Raleigh County. In 1971, the house was listed on National Register of Historic Places, and later opened as a House Museum in 1986.
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Location. 37° 46.324′ N, 81° 10.401′ W. Marker is in Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker is on South Kanawha Street (West Virginia Route 210) east of Massey Street, on the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1404 S Kanawha St, Beckley WV 25801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wildwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Beckley (approx. ¾ mile away); Beckley Mill (approx. ¾ mile away); Pinecrest Sanitarium (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Site (approx. one mile away); The Attar Center (approx. one mile away); Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion (approx. one mile away); Raleigh County (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beckley.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.