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Beckley in Raleigh County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Beckley

 
 
Beckley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 28, 2012
1. Beckley Marker
Inscription. Created Apr. 4, 1838. Named for John Beckley, clerk of the House of Representatives in terms of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson. General Alfred Beckley, his son, had home, "Park Place", later known as "Wildwood", built here in 1835.
 
Location. 37° 46.645′ N, 81° 11.39′ W. Marker is in Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Raleigh County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Main Street, Beckley WV 25801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Attar Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Eccles Mine Explosions (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Superintendent's House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bachelorís Shanty (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wildwood (approx. one mile away); From Agriculture to Mining (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Indian Path (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beckley.
 
Categories. GovernmentSettlements & Settlers
 
Beckley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 28, 2012
2. Beckley Marker
Wildwood (1836) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
3. Wildwood (1836)
Raleigh County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 28, 2012
4. Raleigh County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on September 7, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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