Place:Raleigh, West Virginia, United States

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NameRaleigh
Alt namesRaleighsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.75°N 81.25°W
Located inWest Virginia, United States     (1863 - )
Also located inVirginia, United States     (1850 - 1863)
See alsoFayette, West Virginia, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Raleigh County, is a county located in the State of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 78,859. Its county seat is Beckley. The county was founded in 1850 and is named for Sir Walter Raleigh.

Raleigh County is included in the Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1850 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 1,765
1860 3,367
1870 3,673
1880 7,367
1890 9,597
1900 12,436
1910 25,633
1920 42,482
1930 68,072
1940 86,687
1950 96,273
1960 77,826
1970 70,080
1980 86,821
1990 76,819

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