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The Cities and communities of Raleigh County, West Virginia *

Beaver, Beckley



Shady Spring

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Information & Facts about Raleigh County, West Virginia


Raleigh County was proposed in 1850 by General Alfred Beckley. It was to be named in honor of Sir Walter Raleigh. Alfred Beckley served as the first clerk of the Circuit Court of the county. His home, Wildwood House, is preserved as a museum honoring his contributions to both Beckley and to the county of Raleigh.

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Drawer AJ
Beckley, WV 25802
Phone: 304-256-1747
Fax: 304-256-1798

Take a 35 minute riding tour conducted by real coal miners. Designated as a national historic site. Visit the gift shop and snack bar.

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