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

Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore

 
 
Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
1. Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore Marker
Inscription. This giant Sycamore tree stands at the top of the Wellsburg Wharf it was planted in the early years of the 19th century by Dr. Albert Wheeler who practiced medicine in Wellsburg until his death in 1864.

It was under this tree that militiamen gathered in 1863 when the Confederate General Morgan led his cavalrymen on a sweep into the state of Ohio.

Many of the deeds of Wellsburg property are measured from this tree.
 
Erected 1998 by Wellsburg Civic League.
 
Location. 40° 16.157′ 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patrick Gass (a few steps from this marker); The Lewis and Clark Connection (a few steps from this marker); Miller's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Wellsburg Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); 1788 Wells Log House (about 300 feet away, measured
Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
2. Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore and Marker
Looking west, with Ohio River in background. Patrick Gass bust and memorial to left of tree.
in a direct line); Wellsburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Isaac Duvall and Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Wellsburg United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wellsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Early History of Wellsburg. (Submitted on August 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Wellsburg Wharf Remnants image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
3. Wellsburg Wharf Remnants
Just south of tree, looking south along Ohio River.
 
 
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 1,373 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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