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Beckley is a city in Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA and founded on April 4, 1838. The 2006 population was estimated to be 16,828 by the U.S. Census Bureau[3]. Early in its history, the town was known as Beckleyville and Raleigh Court House. The city is sometimes called the "Smokeless Coal Capital" "The City of Champions" and the "Gateway To Southern West Virginia." The population of the Beckley area is roughly 77,000 including Raleigh County and parts of Fayette County. It is the county seat of Raleigh County[4].
Beckley was named in honor of John James Beckley, who was the first Clerk of the House of Representatives and the first Librarian of Congress. It was founded by his son Alfred Beckley (US Army general and confederate militia commander, born in Washington, D.C.). The current mayor (2007) is Emmett S. Pugh, III.

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Total Population: 17,425
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $28,122
Median Home Value: $72,200
State sales tax: 6.0%

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