Wellsburg in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Born 12 June 1771, Gass served as carpenter for Lewis and Clark. The expedition explored and studied the land, waterways, animal life, natural features and resources of the West. Gass's journal of trip was published in 1807. Soldier in the War of 1812. Settled in Wellsburg and purchased land on Pierce's Run. Last survivor of expedition, he died 2 April 1870. Buried in nearby Brooke Cemetery.
Erected 2002 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 2, 1870.
Location. 40° 17.082′ N, 80° 36.494′ W. Marker is in Wellsburg, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is on Commerce Street (West Virginia Route 2) north of 22nd Street, on the right when traveling south. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as Patrick M. Gass (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brooke County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Campbell Tarr (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Wellsburg United Methodist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); 1849 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore (approx. 1.1 miles away); 1788 Wells Log House (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Patrick Gass (approx. 1.1 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.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Patrick Gass. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Gass's Journal of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Internet Archive website entry (Submitted on November 25, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.