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Connellsville in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Benjamin Wells

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
1. Benjamin Wells Marker
Inscription.  Nearby was the house of this collector of excise tax on whiskey. In the summer of 1794, after the Whiskey Rebellion had turned violent, his house was burned down by an angry crowd. Wells had spurned previous warnings by excise tax protectors.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Whiskey Rebellion series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
 
Location. 40° 1.11′ N, 79° 35.975′ W. Marker is in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of North 8th Street (U.S. 119) and North 7th Street, on the right when traveling north on North 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Connellsville PA 15425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. William Crawford (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Colonel William Crawford (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Braddock's Twelfth Camp
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
2. Benjamin Wells Marker
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(about 800 feet away); Connellsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Connellsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Connellsville Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chestnut Ridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Connellsville Canteen (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Connellsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 870 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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