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Sistersville in Tyler County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wells Family Cemetery

 
 
Wells Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
1. Wells Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Located near here are the graves of Sistersville founder Charles Wells and many of his descendants. Used from 1815 to 1925, the site includes 46 known graves, most from the 1800s. In 1832, Charles' son Eli built the home 'Welkin', with its fine architecture, on the land containing the cemetery. In 2012, the Wells descendants had the cemetery rehabilitated.
 
Erected 2014 by Wells Cemetery Fund, West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 39° 33.444′ N, 81° 0.249′ W. Marker is in Sistersville, West Virginia, in Tyler County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 2 and County Route 28, on the right when traveling south on State Route 2. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sistersville WV 26175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Sister (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Big Moses" Well / Polecat Oil Well (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away in Ohio); Sistersville (approx. 0.7 miles away); George Washington (approx. mile away in Ohio); Van Camp
Wells Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
2. Wells Family Cemetery Marker
(approx. 6 miles away); Sardis Historic Town Pump (approx. 6.6 miles away in Ohio); Middlebourne (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sistersville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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