Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 46.645 W 081° 11.390
17S E 483283 N 4181136
Quick Description: Historical marker on the grounds of the Raleigh County Courthouse commemorating the naming of the town of Beckley.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2007 8:58:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM2EF8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 44

Long Description:


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. ~ text of marker

Marker Title: Beckley

Marker Location: Raleigh County Courthouse

County or Independent City: Raleigh County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia HIstoric Commission

Marker Number: Not listed

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