Volume One, 1997
History of Raleigh County by P. H. M. Patterson
Civil War Journal of William S. Dunbar
Civil War Accounts By Elkanah Brammer
First Completed History
of Post Offices in Raleigh County,
Dates of Formation, Old Maps Showing
Locations, Many Photographs
List of Postmasters in
Raleigh County from
Taken from Official
Post Office Records
Designed by Pauline Haga
P.H.M. Patterson was a well known Beckley attorney and has a number of descendants in Beckley, at the time of his death, April 13, 1921 he also served as the U.S. Commissioner of the Southern District of West Virginia. He was well known and respected.
Patterson Family photos provided by Mrs. Harry M. Patterson Sr of S. Kanawah Street, Beckley. Scenes of Terry, Wright, Royal, Stonewall provided by Kenneth Kincaid of Stanaford Acres, Frank Adkins of Peters Drive and Raymond Redden of Piney View. The Stonecoal area photos were a result of the old post card collection of the late Mary Bradley of Mead. The Dunbar family photos were provided by Donna Dunbar of Crab Orchard.