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Beckley in Raleigh County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Raleigh County

 
 
Raleigh County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
1. Raleigh County Marker
Inscription.  Formed, 1850, from Fayette. Named for Sir Walter Raleigh, who planted the first English colony in America. Beckley, the county seat, was founded by Alfred Beckley, and named for his father, John, first clerk of the House of Representatives.
 
Erected 2013 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 37° 46.646′ N, 81° 11.383′ W. Marker is in Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and South Herber Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. It is at the county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 Main 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. Eccles Mine Explosions (here, next to this marker); Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion (a few steps from this marker); Beckley (a few steps from this marker); The Attar Center (within
Raleigh County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
2. Raleigh County Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Alfred Beckley (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Influenza Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Beckley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beckley.
 
Four markers and a war memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
3. Four markers and a war memorial
This marker is the right-most, behind the bench.
 
 
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 103 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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