Alfred Beckley / Wildwood

Alfred Beckley / Wildwood (HM2JTQ)

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N 37° 46.324', W 81° 10.401'

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Alfred Beckley. Born May 26, 1802. Beckley was a
graduate of West Point and served
in the army 13 years before moving
to present-day Raleigh County in
1836. He pushed formation of the
county and named its seat after his
father. Made brigadier general of
state militia in 1849, he briefly
led the militia under Confederate
rule before surrendering. Beckley
died at Wildwood on May 26, 1888.

Built by John Lilly, Sr. in 1835-36 and remodeled in 1874, it was
home to Alfred Beckley and Amelia
Neville Craig. Son of John Beckley,
first clerk of the US House of Representatives.
Alfred founded
Beckley and wrote the bill forming
Raleigh County. In 1971, the house
was listed on National Register of
Historic Places, and later opened
as a House Museum in 1986.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByWest Virginia Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 484733 N 4180539
Decimal Degrees37.77206667, -81.17335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.324', W 81° 10.401'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 19.44" N, 81° 10' 24.06" W
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