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

Patrick Gass

 
 
Patrick Gass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
1. Patrick Gass Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patrick M. Gass (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brooke County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Wellsburg United Methodist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore
Patrick Gass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
2. Patrick Gass Marker
View of historical marker looking north on Commerce Street (State Route 2).
(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); Miller's Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Connection (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 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. 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.)
Patrick Gass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
3. Patrick Gass Marker
View of historical marker looking south on Commerce Street (State Route 2).
 
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Brooke Cemetery, Site of Patrick Gass Grave image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
4. 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
5. Patrick Gass Gravesite
View of the cemetery hillside where the grave is located and the small directional sign, to the right 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
6. 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 January 15, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 51 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.
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