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

State Police Radio Station And Barracks

 
 
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1. State Police Radio Station And Barracks Marker
Inscription.  On October 7, 1939, station WBSP went live, part of a new shortwave communication system throughout the state. Within nine months, in late-June 1940, Company D occupied new, state-owned "barracks here. Partially funded by WPA grants, the milestones reflected the change of the state police from roving force to a more permanently based and modernized law enforcement agency.
 
Erected 2018 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists.
 
Location. 37° 46.822′ N, 81° 9.984′ W. Marker is in Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker is on S. Eisenhower Drive (U.S. 19), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beckley WV 25801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pinecrest Sanitarium (approx. ¼ mile away); Beckley Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away);
State Police Radio Station And Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. State Police Radio Station And Barracks Marker
Civil War Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Alfred Beckley / Wildwood (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wildwood (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stratton High School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Beckley (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Raleigh County Bank (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beckley.
 
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By TeamOHE
3. State Police Radio Station And Barracks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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