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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wellsburg, West Virginia
Location of Wellsburg, West Virginia
► Brooke County (40) ► Hancock County (28) ► Ohio County (75) ► Jefferson County, Ohio (82) ► Washington County, Pennsylvania (89)
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Constructed by Alexander Wells at
65 Washington St., Buffaloe, Virginia
(present day Third St.,
Wellsburg, West Virginia)
The Wells Log House was, and is, in the
“National Register of Historic Places”
District of . . . — — Map (db m21634) HM|
|First highway tunnels constructed west of Alleghenies. They were built in 1831 by Richard Waugh at personal expense to ease transportation to his flour mills. The tunnels, a mile apart, were removed by the State in 1957. — — Map (db m21614) HM|
|Dedicated to the men and women from Brooke County who have honorably served in the armed forces of our country in time of war and peace — — Map (db m21616) HM|
|Constructed by John Fowler, 1848-51 with bricks fired on the property. First known as Fowler's Inn, the house provided food and lodging for drovers herding livestock over the Wellsburg-Washington Turnpike to eastern markets. Other services provided . . . — — Map (db m42167) HM|
|George Washington began a journey on October 5, 1770 to the Ohio Country to see lands he had fought to win and now hoped to own. After a trip, on November 3, up the Kanawha River, the party headed back up the Ohio River. On November 17, they reached . . . — — Map (db m33913) HM|
|Watering trough marks location of first Grimes Golden Apple tree, discovered by owner of land, Thomas Grimes, in 1802. Memorial Trough sponsored by the Franklin Country Women's Club in 1922. — — Map (db m70931) HM|
|The first glass house in Western Virginia was built at Charlestown, now Wellsburg, in 1813, by Isaac Taylor Duvall and Company. It was located on the southeast corner of Fifth and Yankee Streets. Cobalt blue, green and clear flint glass wares were . . . — — Map (db m39642) HM|
|Born in Wellsburg in 1824, Duval worked as a scout in the western US and joined the 1849 Gold Rush before returning to Brooke County. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War. rising to the rank of major general. Postwar, Duval served terms . . . — — Map (db m167222) HM|
|Built by John Henderson prior to 1798 in Federal style, the building was leased by William Miller and operated as a tavern for 50 years. Since 1974 building has housed the Brooke County Museum. — — Map (db m21628) HM|
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 . . . — — Map (db m21629) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m39731) HM|
|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. — — Map (db m54977) HM|
|The Corps of Discovery, under the command of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, was the first official expedition through the interior of the North American Continent sponsored by the United States.
Captain Meriwether Lewis passed Charles Town . . . — — Map (db m21639) HM|
|Methodism in Wellsburg dates back to 1787 with the establishment of the “Ohio Circuit.” Early services were held in “The Academy” on High Street. Bishop Asbury preached at the courthouse on September 6, 1803.
On April . . . — — Map (db m21635) HM|
|Four flour mills were constructed near Wellsburg in the early 1800s. The first of these mills was built by John Moore in 1800. Moore's son-in-law, Richard Waugh, built the old stone mill in 1824, and the upper mill in 1835. A. M. Buchanan built the . . . — — Map (db m79898) HM|
|Established in 1791. Brooke Academy, started, 1778, incorporated in 1799. Here lived Joseph Doddridge, the author of "Frontier Notes," and Patrick Gass, member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and author of its "Journal." — — Map (db m39699) HM|
|In the 1790's, flatboats left here with their cargoes for southern markets. To accommodate and store products, warehouses and wharfs were built along our river banks. This wharf, which was established in the 1800's, extended twenty feet out in the . . . — — Map (db m21637) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m21641) HM|