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1838

Beckley was established as a town

Other events that happened on or around 1838

Jan 23, 1850

Raleigh County was established by an act of the General Assembly, with Beckley as its county seat.

1863

Union troops shelled the town of Beckley, killing a little girl

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1901

Branch of the C&O reached Beckley

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1906

The Carter Opera House, Beckley's first theater, opened

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1907

The great Winding Gulf coalfield opened

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1908

Virginian Railway began building a new line

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1910

Beckley population rose to 2,161

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1916

Beckley street paving began

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1933

Classes began at Beckley College, now Mountain State University


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