Place:Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States

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NameBeckley
Alt namesRaleighsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54001062
TypeCity
Coordinates37.78°N 81.183°W
Located inRaleigh, West Virginia, United States
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Beckley is a city and county seat of Raleigh County located in West Virginia, United States. It was founded on April 4, 1838. Beckley was named in honor of John James Beckley, who was the first Clerk of the House of Representatives and the first Librarian of Congress. It was founded by his son Alfred Beckley (US Army general and Confederate militia commander, born in Washington, D.C.). The current mayor is Bill O'Brien

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