Malden in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Rev. Ruffner's Grave
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Education. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
Location. 38° 18.051′ N, 81° 33.4′ W. Marker is in Malden, 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. African Baptist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct Ruffner Well (about 700 feet away); The Necessary Ingredient (about 800 feet away); Booker T. Washington (about 800 feet away); Lewis Ruffner (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Booker T. Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burning Spring Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Malden.
Also see . . .
1. Henry Ruffner. West Virginia Encyclopedia website entry:
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). West Virginia Archives and History website entry (Submitted on September 4, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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