Raleigh County

Raleigh County is located in south-central West Virginia.  The population in 2010 was 78,859.  Coal has been the main industry for the past 100 years, but is declining.  Raleigh County has been the site of several deadly coal mine incidents, and was also at the center of the coal mine wars of the early 1900s.  I-64 and I-77 are helping tourism grow as arts and crafts centers like the Tamarack become more popular.  

 

Beckley is the largest city in Raleigh County, with several smaller towns spread out across the county. 

 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1981

GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – RALEIGH COUNTY

 


ALFRED BECKLEY /

WILDWOOD

LOCATION: BECKLEY, RT 210 (SOUTH KANAWHA STREET), APPX 1 MILE EAST OF THE COURT HOUSE, BETWEEN “E” STREET AND “F” STREET, SITUATED NEAR MUSEUM AND WILDWOOD MARKER

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GPS:

37* 46′ 19″ N, 81* 10′ 24″ W

37.772104 N, 81.173422 W

WIKIPEDIA – WILDWOOD

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES – WILDWOOD

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES – PHOTOS

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – ALFRED BECKELY


BECKLEY

LOCATION: COURTHOUSE SQUARE, BECKLEY, AT CORNER OF MAIN STREET AND HEBER STREET, SITUATED NEXT TO RALEIGH COUNTY MARKER AND ECCLES MINE EXPLOSIONS MARKER

GPS:

37* 46′ 38″ N, 81* 11′ 23″ W

37.777346 N, 81.189763 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – BECKLEY

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES – BECKLEY

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BECKLEY MILL

LOCATION: BECKLEY, CORNER OF EAST BECKLEY BYPASS AND JERSEY AVENUE, APPX 150 YARDS EAST OF RT 19

GPS:

37* 46′ 27″ N, 81* 09′ 34″ W

37.774196 N, 81.159631 W

WIKIPEDIA – BECKLEY MILL

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BIG BEAVER CREEK

ANCIENT FORTIFICATION

LOCATION: JUST SOUTH-EAST OF BECKLEY, RT 19 / RT 3, APPX 1/2 MILE EAST OF GLEN MORGAN AND I-64, AT BLUE JAY DRIVE

GPS:

37* 45′ 05″ N, 81* 08′ 52″ W

37.751408 N, 81.147808 W

BECKLEY REGISTER-HERALD ARTICLE

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CAMP PRINCE

ARMY STATION

LOCATION: RT 41, PRINCE, APPX 2-1/2 MILES EAST OF RT 61, APPX 1 MILE WEST OF RT 41 BRIDGE ACROSS NEW RIVER AT PRINCE

GPS:

37* 50′ 55″ N, 81* 05′ 28″ W

37.848774 N, 81.091179 W

https://theclio.com/entry/75285

FAYETTE TRIBUNE ARTICLE

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

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ECCLES MINE EXPLOSIONS

LOCATION: COURTHOUSE SQUARE, BECKLEY, AT CORNER OF MAIN STREET AND HEBER STREET, SITUATED NEXT TO RALEIGH COUNTY MARKER AND BECKLEY MARKER

GPS:

37* 46′ 38″ N, 81* 11′ 23″ W

37.777346 N, 81.189763 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – ECCLES MINE EXPLOSIONS

WIKIPEDIA – ECCLES MINE EXPLOSIONS

US MINE DISASTERS ARTICLE

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GLADE CREEK RESERVOIR

LOCATION: RT 3, APPX 1 MILE SOUTH-EAST OF WHITE OAK, AT WEST END OF BRIDGE OVER GLADE CREEK RESERVOIR

GPS:

37* 41′ 09″ N, 81* 03′ 17″ W

37.685879 N, 81.103891 W

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GRANDVIEW PARK

LOCATION: RT 19 / RT 3, AT CR 307, APPX 1-1/2 MILES EAST OF DANIELS

** TO OVERLOOK: FOLLOW CR 307 APPX 3-1/2 MILES NORTH TO JUST SOUTH OF I-64, THEN TAKE CR 9 (GRANDVIEW ROAD) ANOTHER 5-1/2 MILES TO GRANDVIEW OVERLOOK **

GPS: (MARKER)

37* 43′ 40″ N, 81* 06′ 13″ W

37.728016 N, 81.103891 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – GRANDVIEW PARK

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

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PINECREST SANITARIUM

LOCATION: BECKLEY, RT 19 AND BAILEY AVENUE, APPX 3/4 MILE SOUTH OF JUNCTION WITH RT 41, APPX 1/4 MILE NORTH OF CONVENTION CENTER

GPS:

37* 46′ 59″ N, 81* 10′ 08″ W

37.783247 N, 81.168929 W

DHHR – HISTORY OF PINECREST SANITARIUM

PINECREST SANITARIUM

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RALEIGH COUNTY

LOCATION: COURTHOUSE SQUARE, BECKLEY, AT CORNER OF MAIN STREET AND HEBER STREET, SITUATED NEXT TO ECCLES MINE EXPLOSIONS MARKER AND BECKLEY MARKER

GPS:

37* 46′ 38″ N, 81* 11′ 23″ W

37.777346 N, 81.189763 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – RALEIGH COUNTY

WIKIPEDIA – RALEIGH COUNTY

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RALEIGH COUNTY COAL MINES

LOCATION: BECKELY AT EXHIBITION COAL MINE PARKING LOT, EWART AVENUE, APPX 1/2 MILE WEST OF RT 16

GPS:

37* 47′ 04″ N, 81* 11′ 47″ W

37.784646 N, 81.196461 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – COAL HERITAGE AREA

WIKIPEDIA – COAL CAMPS IN RALEIGH COUNTY

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SHADY SPRING

LOCATION: RT 19, SHADY SPRING, APPX 6 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF BECKLEY, APPX 1/4 MILE NORTH OF RT 3 AT MEADOR LANE

GPS:

37* 42′ 32″ N, 81* 05′ 55″ W

37.708998 N, 81.098725 W

WIKIPEDIA – SHADY SPRING

EXPLORE WEST VIRGINIA – SHADY SPRING

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SITE OF MARK TWAIN

HIGH SCHOOL

LOCATION: CR 30, McALPIN, APPX 2-1/2 MILES SOUTH-WEST OF SOPHIA, APPX 1/4 MILE NORTH OF RAILROAD CROSSING

GPS: (APPX)

37* 41′ 27″ N, 81* 16′ 50″ W

37.690906 N, 81.280657 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – ROBERT C. BYRD

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STATE POLICE RADIO STATION

AND BARRACKS

LOCATION: BECKLEY, RT 19, APPX 200 YARDS NORTH OF CONVENTION CENTER, APPX 1 MILE SOUTH OF JUNCTION OF RT 19 AND RT 41

GPS:

37* 46′ 49″ N, 81* 09′ 58″ W

37.780443 N, 81.166341 W

BECKLEY REGISTER-HERALD ARTICLE

WV HISTORICAL SOCIETY(SEE PAGE 7)

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VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL

LOCATION: BECKLEY, IN FRONT OF VA HOSPITAL, VETERANS DRIVE 1/4 MILE EAST OF RT 16, APPX 1 MILE NORTH OF EXIT 42: I-64/I77

** MISSING **

GPS: (HOSPITAL)

37* 45′ 56″ N, 81* 11′ 33″ W

37.765709 N, 81.192553 W

VA HOSPITAL – BECKLEY

WIKIPEDIA – VA HOSPITALS HISTORY

https://www.va.gov/health/

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WILDWOOD

LOCATION: BECKLEY, RT 210 (SOUTH KANAWHA STREET), APPX 1 MILE EAST OF THE COURT HOUSE, BETWEEN “E” STREET AND “F” STREET, MARKER IS BY MUSEUM 1 BLOCK SOUTH, SITUATED NEAR ALFRED BECKLEY/ WILDWOOD MARKER

GPS:

37* 46′ 18″ N, 81* 10′ 24″ W

37.771670 N, 81.173512 W

WIKIPEDIA – WILDWOOD

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES – WILDWOOD

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES – PHOTOS

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – ALFRED BECKELY

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WILLIAM S. DUNBAR

LOCATION: CR 1, APPX 1 MILE SOUTH OF CLEAR CREEK, APPX 100 FEET FROM ROAD AT CLEAR FORK BRIDGE

DIRECTIONS: I-64/I-77 EXIT 54, EAST 4/10 MILE THEN RIGHT ON MAIN STREET (PAX), FOLLOW MAIN STREET SOUTH 1-1/2 MILES AND IT TURNS INTO PAINT CREEK ROAD THEN SWEENEYSBURG ROAD. AFTER 1 MILE, ROAD PASSES UNDER INTERSTATE, FOLLOW CR 1 (CLEAR FORK ROAD) APPX 7 MILES TO MARKER, APPX 1/2 MILE+ PAST CLEAR CREEK VFD — OPTIONAL CONTINUE 15 MILES TO WHITESVILLE

GPS:

37* 54′ 09″ N, 81* 20′ 54″ W

37.902771 N, 81.348416 W

WIKITREE BIOGRAPHY

WVGEN WEB – WILLIAM S. DUNBAR JOURNALS

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RALEIGH COUNTY /

BOONE COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 3, APPX 1/4 MILE SOUTH OF WHITESVILLE

GPS:

37* 58′ 15″ N, 81* 31′ 48″ W

37.970914 N, 81.530081 W

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RALEIGH COUNTY /

FAYETTE COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 16, APPX 1 MILE SOUTH-WEST OF MOUNT HOPE

GPS:

37* 52′ 57″ N, 81* 11′ 16″ W

37.882747 N, 81.187960 W

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RALEIGH COUNTY /

FAYETTE COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 41, APPX 1/2 MILE WEST OF PRINCE, AT NORTH-EAST END OF THOMAS BURFORD PUGH BRIDGE OVER NEW RIVER

GPS:

37* 51′ 17″ N, 81* 04′ 14″ W

37.854989 N, 81.070583 W

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RALEIGH COUNTY /

FAYETTE COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 61, APPX 1-1/4 MILE EAST OF RT 16/MT HOPE

GPS:

37* 52′ 45″ N, 81* 09′ 01″ W

37.879428 N, 81.150314 W

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RALEIGH COUNTY /

MERCER COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 19, JUST NORTH OF TOWN OF FLAT TOP AND ELLISON RIDGE ROAD (CR 19/1), NEAR WINTERPLACE RESORT

GPS:

37* 35′ 30″ N, 81* 06′ 16″ W

37.591752 N, 81.104688 W

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RALEIGH COUNTY /

SUMMERS COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 3, APPX 4 MILES EAST OF WHITE OAK, APPX 3 MILES EAST OF GLADE CREEK RESERVOIR

GPS:

37* 40′ 36″ N, 81* 00′ 22″ W

37.676851 N, 81.006383 W

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RALEIGH COUNTY /

WYOMING COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 16, AMIGO, APPX 100 YARDS SOUTH OF VENTURA LANE AND DEVILS FORK ROAD (CR 35)

GPS:

37* 35′ 47″ N, 81* 19′ 18″ W

37.596546 N, 81.321845 W

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RALEIGH COUNTY /

WYOMING COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 54, APPX 3 MILES WEST OF SLAB FORK, APPX 8 MILES NORTH-EAST OF MULLENS

GPS:

37* 40′ 18″ N, 81* 22′ 25″ W

37.671823 N, 81.373851 W

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RALEIGH COUNTY /

WYOMING COUNTY

LOCATION: (APPX) RT 99, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 2 MILES WEST OF BOLT AND RT 85

** COUNTY LINE IS NOT MARKED – RT 99 FOLLOWS CO LINE FOR SEVERAL MILES, MARKER LOCATION UNKNOWN/MISSING **

GPS: APPX

37* 47′ 24″ N, 81* 31′ 04″ W

37.790122 N, 81.517818 W

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