“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Malden, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Kanawha County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Kanawha County, WV (198) Boone County, WV (18) Clay County, WV (12) Fayette County, WV (208) Jackson County, WV (26) Lincoln County, WV (9) Nicholas County, WV (44) Putnam County, WV (26) Raleigh County, WV (76) Roane County, WV (21)  KanawhaCounty(198) Kanawha County (198)  BooneCounty(18) Boone County (18)  ClayCounty(12) Clay County (12)  FayetteCounty(208) Fayette County (208)  JacksonCounty(26) Jackson County (26)  LincolnCounty(9) Lincoln County (9)  NicholasCounty(44) Nicholas County (44)  PutnamCounty(26) Putnam County (26)  RaleighCounty(76) Raleigh County (76)  RoaneCounty(21) Roane County (21)
Charleston is the county seat for Kanawha County
Malden is in Kanawha County
      Kanawha County (198)  
      Boone County (18)  
      Clay County (12)  
      Fayette County (208)  
      Jackson County (26)  
      Lincoln County (9)  
      Nicholas County (44)  
      Putnam County (26)  
      Raleigh County (76)  
      Roane County (21)  
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1 West Virginia, Kanawha County, Malden — African Zion Baptist Church1852
Famous as the church of Booker T. Washington, this church began in 1852 with a group of enslaved Christians. During the Civil War, Pastor Lewis Rice organized them into one of the nation's first churches started and completely controlled by slaves. . . . Map (db m237984) HM
2 West Virginia, Kanawha County, Malden — Booker T. Washington
Born Ca. 1856, Washington moved to Kanawha Salines, now Malden, as a child. He attended a black school while holding salt, coal, and other jobs. In 1872, he went to Hampton Institute, graduating in 1875. For two years he taught public & Sunday . . . Map (db m178850) HM
3 West Virginia, Kanawha County, Malden — Booker T. Washington1856 - 1915 — Malden, West Virginia —
Dedicated with Gratitude to our Early 20th Century Malden Families especially those of African Ancestry named here who knew and helped him become a Great Educator, Statesman and Leader. 1900 - 1910 Wayne • Isaac • Liggens • Strudwick • . . . Map (db m178854) HM
4 West Virginia, Kanawha County, Malden — Lewis Ruffner
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, . . . Map (db m178851) HM
5 West Virginia, Kanawha County, Malden — KA 3/KA 4 — Malden / Booker T. Washington Homeplace Reported permanently removed
Malden. Early salt-making industry that was centered here peaked in the 1850s. In 1755, Mary Ingles and Betty Draper made salt for their Indian captors here at "Buffalo Salt Licks." John Dickinson bought the site in 1785. Wells sunk by Brooks . . . Map (db m76880) HM
6 West Virginia, Kanawha County, Malden — 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.Map (db m76879) HM
7 West Virginia, Kanawha County, Malden — X-2 — Ruffner Well
In 1808 David and Joseph Ruffner near here on the bank of the Kanawha completed a well into solid rock to a depth of 59 feet by a method and with drilling tools they devised, which was further developed in this valley by themselves and Billye Morris . . . Map (db m76859) HM
8 West Virginia, Kanawha County, Malden — The Necessary IngredientMalden's Salt Works
In the decades before the Civil War, this region, called the Kanawha Salines, had a booming salt industry. Salt extraction created vast wealth here, and by 1846, this area had led the nation with 3.2 million bushels produced. During the Civil . . . Map (db m59152) HM
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May. 29, 2024