Introduction to Beckley, West Virginia
The city of Beckley is the county seat of Raleigh County. The city was established in 1838 and named in honor of John James Beckley, the first Librarian of Congress and the House of Representative’s first clerk. The city was established by his son Alfred Beckley.
Beckley and nearby Attractions
- Little Beaver State Park
- Avampato Discovery Museum
- Bluestone State Park
- Hawks Nest State Park
- Cultural Center
- Twin Falls Resort State Park
Things To Do In Beckley
The New River Industrial Park, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building and the Youth Museum of Southwestern West Virginia are popular local spots. The city hosts the Appalachian Festival every August.
Charlotte/Douglas International is the closest major airport.
Beckley Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Concord College, West Virginia State College and Radford University.