Malden / Booker T. Washington Homeplace

Malden / Booker T. Washington Homeplace (HM1LO4)

Location: Charleston, WV 25306 Kanawha County
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N 38° 17.931', W 81° 33.461'

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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.
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Booker T. Washington Homeplace

Washington, born in a slave cabin in Hales Ford, VA, ca. 1856, spent his early childhood in Kanawha Salines, now Malden, where he worked days in the salt industry and attended school for blacks at night. Upon his graduation from Hampton Institute, he returned to teach public and Sunday school for two years. Later, as Tuskegee Institute president, he often visited his half sister Amanda Johnson here.
HM NumberHM1LO4
Marker NumberKA 3/KA 4
Placed ByWest Virginia Department of Culture and History
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Date Added Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 451236 N 4239120
Decimal Degrees38.29885000, -81.55768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.931', W 81° 33.461'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 55.86" N, 81° 33' 27.66" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4203 Malden Dr, Charleston WV 25306, US
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