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Wellsburg in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Wellsburg

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
1. Wellsburg Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1791. Brooke Academy, started, 1778, incorporated in 1799. Here lived Joseph Doddridge, the author of "Frontier Notes," and Patrick Gass, member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and author of its "Journal."
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 40° 15.937′ N, 80° 36.754′ W. Marker is in Wellsburg, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is on Commerce Street (West Virginia Route 2) south of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. This historical marker is located along the southern edge of town, right next to the "Welcome to Historic Wellsburg" sign. 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. Isaac Duvall and Company (here, next to this marker); 1788 Wells Log House (approx. ¼ mile away); Wellsburg Wharf (approx. ¼ mile away); Miller's Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away); Patrick Gass
Wellsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
2. Wellsburg Marker
View of historical marker at its location next to the "Welcome to Historic Wellsburg" sign, on the south side of town.
(approx. ¼ mile away); The Lewis and Clark Connection (approx. ¼ mile away); Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore (approx. ¼ mile away); The Wellsburg United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wellsburg.
 
Wellsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
3. Wellsburg Marker
View looking north, along State Route 2, of historical marker.
Wellsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
4. Wellsburg Marker
View looking south of the historical marker at its location next to the "Isaac Duvall and Company" historical marker.
Wellsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
5. Wellsburg Marker
View of historical marker, looking south along State Route 2.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 14, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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