Wellsville in Allegany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2013 by Lions Club of Wellsville.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
Location. 42° 7.35′ N, 77° 56.935′ W. Marker is in Wellsville, New York, in Allegany County. Marker is on North Main Street just north of Jefferson, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 North Main Street, Wellsville NY 14895, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David A Howe (a few steps from this marker); William F. Jones 1826-1910 / Gertrude F. Jones 1841-1920 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Erie Railroad (about 500 feet away); Van Buren Hotel & Fassett House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tanbark City Town of Scio (approx. 3.8 miles away); 1885 • Fish Survey • 1935 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Triangle No. 1 (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wellsville.
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1. Wellsville, New York. The village’s name is not, as some suppose, derived from the oil wells that became an important economic part of the area, but rather for Gardiner Wells, a local businessman. (Submitted on June 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Wells Family Genealogy. Gardner Wells, Jr.; (B) 1800 (D) 1868; namesake for Village of Wellsville, NY in 1832. He was the largest land owner. His son, Sewell Wells, (B) 5/23/1828 (D) 8/25/1893, was a Civil War Veteran, 189th Regiment, NY Infantry, and was with General Ulysses S. Grant when General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. (Submitted on June 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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