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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 26, 1802.
Location. 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. The Mysterious Ferguson Rock (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Site (a few steps from this marker); Ferguson Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Wildwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Stratton High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bill Withers (approx. 0.4 miles away); State Police Radio Station And Barracks (approx. 0.7 miles away); Green Beret Birthplace (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beckley.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.