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Near Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rev. Ruffner's Grave

 
 
Rev. Ruffner's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
1. Rev. Ruffner's Grave Marker
Inscription. In cemetery nearby is grave of Dr. Henry Ruffner, eminent theologian and writer, called father of Presbyterianism in the Kanawha region. After his ministry, he became head of Washington College, Lexington, Va. Wrote Ruffner Pamphlet.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 38° 18.051′ N, 81° 33.4′ W. Marker is near Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is at the intersection of Georges Drive and Malden Drive (County Road 60/6), on the right when traveling west on Georges Drive. Click for map. The marker is located at the Malden Volunteer Fire Department. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3924 Malden Drive, Charleston WV 25306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ruffner Well (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Necessary Ingredient (about 700 feet away); Malden / Booker T. Washington Homeplace (about 800 feet away); Daniel Boone (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named Daniel Boone (approx. 2.6 miles away); Charleston 's Civil War Sites
Wide view of the Rev. Ruffner's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
2. Wide view of the Rev. Ruffner's Grave Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Craik-Patton House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lewis’ March (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. e-WV | Henry Ruffner. Ruffner is best known for his controversial anti-slavery treatise, Address to the People of West Virginia (1847), more popularly known as the ‘‘Ruffner Pamphlet.’’ The Address argued for gradual emancipation not on moral grounds, but economic and social; slavery, Ruffner wrote, discouraged the growth of industry, agriculture, free labor, and education. (Submitted on September 4, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. West Virginia Historical Magazine Quarterly: Henry Ruffner (April 1902). (Submitted on September 4, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Henry Ruffner : Washington and Lee University. A Presbyterian minister, he saw character development as the central purpose of education. Ruffner introduced to the college an annual report and weekly faculty meetings. (Submitted on September 4, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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