Malden, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Malden is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°18′02″N 81°33′25″W / 38.30056°N 81.55694°W / 38.30056; -81.55694Coordinates: 38°18′02″N 81°33′25″W / 38.30056°N 81.55694°W / 38.30056; -81.55694
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25306

Malden is an unincorporated community in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA,[1] within the Charleston metro area. The ZIP code for Malden is 25306 and the area code is 304. Malden is set in the Eastern Standard Time Zone.


Malden is perhaps best known for the Kanawha Salines salt wells. Famous people from Malden include General Lewis Ruffner, his wife Viola Ruffner, and Booker T. Washington. Kanawha Saline(s) post office was established in 1814 and discontinued in 1879.[2]

Malden is home to the West Virginia State University owned Booker T. Washington Park.

The African Zion Baptist Church and Malden Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Malden, West Virginia
  2. ^ Helbock, Richard W. (2004) United States Post Offices, Volume VI - The Mid-Atlantic, p. 135, Scappoose, Oregon: La Posta Publications. (Helbock also lists Malden PO as established 1879 and discontinued 1961. This probably means there was a change of name to Malden in 1879 and that Malden became a Rural Branch of Charleston in 1961).
  3. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.