Near Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Rev. Ruﬀner's Grave
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. The marker is located at the Malden Volunteer Fire Department. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3924 Malden Drive, Charleston WV 25306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 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); Burning Spring Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Daniel Boone Daniel Boone (approx. 2.6 miles away); Charleston 's Civil War Sites (approx. 2.6 miles away); Craik-Patton House (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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