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Wellsburg in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1788 Wells Log House

 
 
1788 Wells Log House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
1. 1788 Wells Log House Marker
Inscription.
Constructed by Alexander Wells at
65 Washington St., Buffaloe, Virginia
(present day Third St.,
Wellsburg, West Virginia)

The Wells Log House was, and is, in the
“National Register of Historic Places”
District of Wellsburg (registered 1981)

The four room/two floor log house
has a “turkey breast” design fireplace
in each room.

Gratitude to Riverview Baptist Chapel
whose foresight permitted the
Wells Log House to be preserved
for education and enjoyment.

Brooke County Commissioners
are pleased to preserve and cherish
this structure as a memorial for, and
reminder of, our ancestors and history.
Dedicated May 2004

 
Erected 2004 by Brooke County.
 
Location. 40° 16.144′ N, 80° 36.798′ W. Marker is in Wellsburg, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is at the intersection of Charles Street and 6th Street, on the left when traveling north on Charles Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wellsburg WV 26070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miller's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrick Gass
1788 Wells Log House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
2. 1788 Wells Log House and Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore (about 300 feet away); The Lewis and Clark Connection (about 300 feet away); Wellsburg Wharf (about 300 feet away); Wellsburg (approx. mile away); Isaac Duvall and Company (approx. mile away); The Wellsburg United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wellsburg.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
1788 Wells Log House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
3. 1788 Wells Log House Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to the top half of a large stone sitting on a flat concrete slab, just to the right of the front door of the log house.
1788 Wells Log House image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
4. 1788 Wells Log House
View looking to the northeast of the southwest, backside and side views, of the log house.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,060 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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