Wellsburg in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Patrick M. Gass
1771 - 1870
Erected 2002 by The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, assisted by the National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Exploration • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 40° 17.13′ N, 80° 36.398′ W. Marker is in Wellsburg, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasant Avenue and 23 rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Pleasant Avenue. This historic marker is affixed to a short, brick, column at the front entrance to the Brooke Cemetery, which is just off the northeast corner of the intersection of Pleasant Avenue and 23rd 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patrick Gass (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct Brooke County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Wellsburg United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1788 Wells Log House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore (approx. 1.2 miles away); Miller's Tavern (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Patrick Gass (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Connection (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wellsburg.
More about this marker. If you drove on State Route 2 (Commerce Street) to get to see both this historic marker and the grave site, when you reach 23rd street turn east, onto 23rd street, and proceed east for one block. Once you have reached the first intersection beyond state Route #2, look to the 3rd roadway in the north east corner of the intersection. That 3rd roadway is the front entrance to the Brooke Cemetery, and beyond the entrance is the pathway to the grave of Patrick Gass which is marked (although somewhat difficult to locate).
Regarding Patrick M. 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 M. Gass, Journal writer of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This is a link to information provided by Genealogy Trails. (Submitted on May 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Patrick Gass. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on May 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 696 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.