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

Wildwood

 
 
Wildwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
1. Wildwood Marker
Inscription.  Built by John Lilly, Sr. in 1835-36, it was the home of Alfred Beckley (1802-88) and Amelia Neville Craig. Son of John Beckley, first clerk of the House of Representatives, he founded the town of Beckley and wrote the bill proposing formation of Raleigh County. An 1823 West Point graduate, he rose to rank of Brig. Gen. in the Civil War. Listed on National Register in 1971, and opened as a House Museum in 1986.
 
Erected by West Virginia Department of Culture and History. (Marker Number RA 1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 37° 46.298′ N, 81° 10.41′ W. Marker is in Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker can be reached from Laurel Terrace west of F Street. The marker is located in front of the Wildwood House Museum, next to the visitor parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 Laurel Terrace, 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
Wide view of the Wildwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
2. Wide view of the Wildwood Marker
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. Ferguson Rock (here, next to this marker); The Mysterious Ferguson Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred Beckley / Wildwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Site (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); Beckley (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beckley.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Beckley: Wildwood House Museum. Typifying the mountaineer spirit in the truest sense, the house became know as “Wildwood”. (Submitted on September 7, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Wildwood - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on September 8, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Wildwood (1836) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
3. Wildwood (1836)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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