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1808

Joseph and David Ruffner successfully drilled for brine and erected the first salt furnaces, the Salines

Other events that happened on or around 1808

1819

Henry Ruffner organized two Presbyterian congregations from which came Kanawha Salines in Malden and the Kanawha Church of Charleston

Other events that happened on or around 1819

1840

Kanawha Salines Presbyterian Church was constructed

Other events that happened on or around 1840

1850

Malden had several hotels, a bank and saloons

Other events that happened on or around 1850

1852

The congregation of the African Zion Baptist Church formally organized for the black community of Malden.

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1865

Booker T. Washington arrived in Malden with his family to work in the salt industry and local coal mines

Other events that happened on or around 1865

Dec 26, 1872

The present building of Malden's African Zion Baptist Church began after contributions of land, money and materials by Gen. Lewis Ruffner

Other events that happened on or around December 26, 1872

1980

Much of Malden was listed as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places

Other events that happened on or around 1980


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