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Malden in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Lewis Ruffner

 
 
Lewis Ruffner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 31, 2021
1. Lewis Ruffner Marker
Inscription.  Born 1797, he was a prominent salt manufacturer in the Kanawha Valley. A member of the Restored Government of VA and Constitutional Convention for WV statehood, he was a major general in the state militia and served in the House of Delegates, 1863-64. After the war, he and his wife Viola supported educating African Americans, including Booker T. Washington. Died at Malden, 1883.
 
Erected 2019 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
Location. 38° 17.931′ N, 81° 33.463′ W. Marker is in Malden, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Malden Drive just south of Commerce Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4203 Malden Dr, 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. The Necessary Ingredient (here, next to this marker); Booker T. Washington
Lewis Ruffner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 31, 2021
2. Lewis Ruffner Marker
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(here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Booker T. Washington (here, next to this marker); African Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rev. Ruffner's Grave (about 800 feet away); Ruffner Well (approx. ¼ mile away); Burning Spring Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Malden.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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