Beaver, West Virginia

Beaver, West Virginia (WV), an unincorporated community located near Beckley, in Raleigh County, is situated on Beaver Creek at the mouth of Little Beaver Creek. Formerly known as Glen Hedrick, the community in the early 1900s was a busy center for lumber milling southeast of Beckley. The U.S. Mine Safety & Health Academy and the Raleigh County Memorial Airport are situated on a tableland near the I-64 expressway. The West Virginia Southern Regional Jail and Beckley Federal Corrections Institution are adjacent to the airport and academy.

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Parks & Recreation Areas

Little Beaver State Park, on Little Beaver Creek, is located approximately four miles west of Beaver. The New River Gorge National River approaches the community to the north and east.


The community is approximately three miles southeast of Beckley, West Virginia, on US-19, and five miles north of Shady Spring, West Virginia. Little Beaver State Park is located east of the community.

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Regional Information

Beaver is located in the New River Gorge Region of southern West Virginia.

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