Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member two-bit Joe
N 38° 17.938 W 081° 33.473
17S E 451218 N 4239134
Malden, located in the historic area of Malden, WV
Waymark Code: WMNAJ
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 08/25/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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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 and Ruffners in early 1800s led to thriving salt and related industries. Site of African Zion Baptist Church, the state's black Baptist mother church, placed on National Register of Historic Places, 1980
Marker Number: KA 3

Marker Title: Malden

Marker Location: Located in the historic area of Malden, WV

County or Independent City: Malden

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Culture and History

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