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Wellsburg in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Patrick Gass

1771-1870

 
 
Patrick Gass Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
1. Patrick Gass Marker
Inscription.
Sergeant on the Lewis and Clark
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers.
Patrick Gass Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
2. Patrick Gass Marker
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. mile away); Isaac Duvall and Company (approx. 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 4017.235'N, 08036.293'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. 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.)
Patrick Gass Bust image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
3. Patrick Gass Bust
 
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Patrick Gass Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
4. Patrick Gass Marker
Looking west, with the Ohio River in background.
Brooke Cemetery, Site of Patrick Gass Grave image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
5. Brooke Cemetery, Site of Patrick Gass Grave
View of the front entrance to the Brooke Cemetery, where Patrick Gass is buried, with a view of Pleasant Avenue along the left side of the picture.
Patrick Gass Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
6. Patrick Gass Gravesite
View of the cemetery hillside where the grave is located and the small directional sign, to the left of the picture, directing the visitor to the site of the grave.
Patrick Gass Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
7. Patrick Gass Gravestone
Close-up view of the grave of Patrick M. Gass and his wife.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,693 times since then and 59 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.
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