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

Patrick M. Gass

1771 - 1870

 
 
Patrick M. Gass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
1. Patrick M. Gass Marker
Inscription.
The grave of Patrick M.
Gass, a sergeant on the
Lewis and Clark Expedition
and a soldier of the War
of 1812 is located in this
cemetery. His wife Maria
is buried beside him.

Placed by the Lewis and Clark Trail
Heritage Foundation, assisted by the
National Park Service, Challenge Cost
Share Program to commemorate the
bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition, 2003-2006

 
Erected 2002 by The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, assisted by the National Park Service.
 
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. Touch for map. 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. 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 Gass ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brooke County Veterans Memorial
Patrick M. Gass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
2. Patrick M. Gass Marker
View of historic marker on the short brick column, situated at the entrance to the Brooke Cemetery.
( 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
Brooke Cemetery, Site of Patrick Gass Grave image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
3. Brooke Cemetery, Site of Patrick Gass Grave
View of the historical marker situated along the front entrance to the Brooke Cemetery, with a view of Pleasant Avenue along the left side of the picture.
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.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesExplorationWar of 1812
 
Patrick Gass Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
4. 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
5. 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 April 29, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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