Raleigh County

Raleigh County, West Virginia

215 Main St
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: (304) 255-9126
Fax: (304) 255-9355

In south-central WV, southeast of Charleston; organized Jan 23, 1850 from Fayette County. Name Origin: For Sir Walter Raleigh (1522?-1618), British naval commander and first lord proprietor of the colony of VA (1584-1603)

Area (sq mi):: 609.34 (land 606.93; water 2.41) Population per square mile: 130.40
Population 2005: 79,167 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.10%; 1990-2000 3.10% Population 2000: 79,220 (White 88.90%; Black or African American 8.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.70%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 39.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,233; median household $28,181; Population below poverty level: 18.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,672-$24,368
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 26.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Beckley County seat (16,994)

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    He first worked in the Miners Hospitals and later at Appalachian Regional Hospital, the Beckley VA Hospital, Beckley Hospital and Raleigh General Hospital, serving as the Chief of Surgery at Appalachian Regional and Raleigh General Hospitals and as an active member of the Raleigh County Medical Society.
    The capital projects include developing a conveyor system to connect the Workman Creek reserve base with the Marfork preparation plant in Raleigh County, West Virginia, which will provide transportation for 50 million metallurgical reserve tons and will remove coal trucks from local highways, Stetson said.
    The WV DEP website currently lists over twenty other surface mine applications, including the Long Ridge #2 and Center Contour surface mines, which are being actively contested by Coal River Mountain Watch, a Raleigh County based citizen's group (http://crmw.
    Included in the idles and furloughs are Marfork's Brushy Eagle, Slip Ridge Cedar Grove, Horse Creek Eagle, Allen Powellton and Coon Cedar Grove underground mines and the Marfork processing plant, all in Raleigh County, West Virginia.
    But the long-suffering mining communities of Raleigh County saw the verdict for what it was, a call to justice for a dominant industry that has seldom if ever been brought to judgment in mining country.
    Solid Waste officials are currently sending recycling to Raleigh County or Nitro.
    Intended for serious education candidates only, the Teacher Cadet program begins with the basics of education theory and advances to a full-scale, monitored six-week practicum inside real classrooms within Raleigh County.
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    Raleigh County Public Library, 221 North Kanawha Street.
    ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Twenty-five miners died in an explosion at a coal mine in Raleigh County, West Virginia.
    ARS lead scientist Rich Zobel and the soil resource management team at AFSRC work with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); the city of Beckley, West Virginia; the Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority; West Virginia State University at Institute; West Virginia University at Morgantown; Virginia Tech at Blacksburg; the University of Ohio at Akron; and various ARS labs, including two regional research centers.