Wellsburg in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Expedition, he published the first
account of that exploration in 1807
Veteran of the War of 1812, he
fought in the Battle of Lundy's Lane
and at Fort Erie
Citizen of Wellsburg for more than
half a century, he married and
raised his family on Grog Run
and Pierce's Run. He is now buried
in Brooke County Cemetery.
The bust of Patrick Gass as a young man
on the Lewis and Clark Expedition was
sculpted by Agnes Vincen Talbot of Boise,
Idaho and presented to the people of
Wellsburg and Brooke County by members
of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage
Foundation, assisted by the National Park
Service Challenge Cost Share Program.
August 2, 2002
Erected 2002 by Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation and National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
Location. 40° 16.151′ N, 80° 36.86′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wellsburg WV 26070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); The Lewis and Clark Connection (a few steps from this marker); Miller's Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Wellsburg Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); 1788 Wells Log House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wellsburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Isaac Duvall and Company (approx. ¼ mile away); The Wellsburg United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wellsburg.
Regarding Patrick Gass. There are several markers in the community of Wellsburg that feature Patrick Gass and discuss the fact that he is buried in the Brooke Cemetery. To see his grave enter the Brooke Cemetery and proceed to the GPS location of 40°17.235'N, 080°36.293'W.
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Also see . . .
1. Biography of Patrick Gass. "He was so intensely patriotic, that he offered to fight for the United States in 1858, when he was 87 years old. Patrick Gass died at 99 years old on April 2, 1870." (Submitted on August 21, 2009.)
2. Sergeant Patrick Gass. PBS - Inside the Lewis & Clarke Expedition. (Submitted on August 21, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,807 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.