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

Wellsburg Wharf

 
 
Wellsburg Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
1. Wellsburg Wharf Marker
Inscription. In the 1790's, flatboats left here with their cargoes for southern markets. To accommodate and store products, warehouses and wharfs were built along our river banks. This wharf, which was established in the 1800's, extended twenty feet out in the river. To the north and south of this wharf are the foundations of two warehouses which were built in the 1790's and the early 1800's.
 
Erected 1970 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 40° 16.134′ N, 80° 36.868′ W. Marker is in Wellsburg, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on Main 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. The Lewis and Clark Connection (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrick Gass (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore (within shouting distance of this marker); 1788 Wells Log House (about 300 feet away,
Wellsburg Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
2. Wellsburg Wharf Marker
Looking south along the Ohio River.
measured in a direct line); Wellsburg (approx. mile away); Isaac Duvall and Company (approx. mile away); The Wellsburg United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wellsburg.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Wellsburg Wharf Remnants image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
3. Wellsburg Wharf Remnants
Looking south along the Ohio River.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 979 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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