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Welcome to Beckley ...

The city of Beckley is located in Raleigh County<1> and is the County Seat for Raleigh County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Beckley has a population of 15,940 people<2> (see below for details).

Beckley is 2,380 feet [725 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Beckley is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Beckley lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Beckley: (304) & (681)<4>

Websites for Beckley ...

Official Website: www.beckley.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Beckley had an population of 15,940 people. This is a decrease of 9.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Beckley had a population of 17,614 people (or 22.34% of the total population of Raleigh County). This makes Beckley the county's most populous community.

The population of Beckley represents 0.95% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,614 people, the population of Beckley increased 2.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 17,254 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Beckley.

Communities Also Named Beckley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Beckley - it's located in Kentucky.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Beckley.

Communities near Beckley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Beckley.

  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Beckley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<7>
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Beckley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,720 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<7>
  • Hinton [Summers County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
    • Hinton [Summers County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Beckley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<7>
  • Mullens [Wyoming County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
    • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Beckley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Beckley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<7>
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sophia
      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Beckley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<7>
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Beckley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 346 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Beckley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Rhodell [Raleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodell have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodell
      • Rhodell [Raleigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Beckley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodell
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Beckley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 152 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Beckley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Beckley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Beckley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Beckley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Beckley. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Beckley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beckley ...

Looking for more information about Beckley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Beckley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Beckley.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Beckley: www.beckley.org/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Raleigh, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Beckley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beckley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Beckley) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beckley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beckley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beckley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7779, Longitude: -81.1879    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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