Beverly In History

The town of Beverly is an example of the way time and economic pressures can change a community over the years from an important nexus of local affairs to a sleepy backwater. Crossroads of early settlement across the Alleghenies, Beverly’s fortunes peaked in the 1800’s and then declined, as railroads and natural resource extraction moved the center of local life to nearby Elkins. This process, however, worked to preserve in Beverly the buildings of earlier times, and many of these are still in use today.

For more about the history of the town, you can see:

Beverly: The Concise History

And

Beverly: A More Complete History (1700’s)

Beverly: A More Complete History (1800’s)

Beverly: A More Complete History (1900’s)