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Our Genealogy Helper for Wellsville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Wellsville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Wellsville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Wellsville is located in Lenawee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lenawee County: Hillsdale, Jackson, Monroe, Washtenaw, Fulton (OH) & Lucas (OH).

Below are the counties that are near Wellsville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Wellsville:

Lenawee     (The home county for Wellsville)
  Holloway   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Blissfield   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Deerfield   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Riga   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Britton   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Adrian   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Tecumseh   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Friendly Village of Adrian   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Jasper   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sand Creek   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Somerset   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Somerset Center   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Waldron   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pittsford   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jerome   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  North Adams   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Osseo   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ransom   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Frontier   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Steamburg   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hillsdale   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Norvell   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Napoleon   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clarklake   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grass Lake   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Michigan Center   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  South Jackson   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Vandercook Lake   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hanover   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Horton   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chalkerville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hell   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hamburg   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pinckney   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Whitmore Lake   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gregory   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pettysville   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Petersburg Junction   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Berringer Corners - Historic   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dundee   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Federman - Historic   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lulu   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Azalia   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lambertville   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ida   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Samaria   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Liberty Corners   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Temperance   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Milan   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saline   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Whittaker   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sharon Hollow   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Willis   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ann Arbor   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rawsonville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ypsilanti   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Barton Hills   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Belleville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Boston   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Flat Rock   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rockwood   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Canton   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Romulus   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gibraltar   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Woodhaven   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fulton (OH)
  Metamora (OH)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Whiteville (OH) - Historic   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Leslie (OH) - Historic   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lyons (OH)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lytton (OH)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Siney (OH) - Historic   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ai (OH)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Denson (OH) - Historic   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Swanton (OH)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Advance (OH)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oakshade (OH)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Delta (OH)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Henry (OH)
  Liberty Center (OH)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McClure (OH)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Napoleon (OH)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Malinta (OH)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lucas (OH)
  Berkey (OH)   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Centennial (OH) - Historic   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fort Industry (OH) - Historic   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sylvania (OH)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ottawa Hills (OH)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Auburndale (OH) - Historic   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Holland (OH)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Toledo (OH)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Maumee (OH)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Whitehouse (OH)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Harbor View (OH)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Immergrun (OH)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ottawa (OH)
  Clay Center (OH)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Genoa (OH)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sandusky (OH)
  Woodville (OH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Williams (OH)
  Alvordton (OH)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Unity (OH)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pioneer (OH)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stryker (OH)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Holiday City (OH)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jim Town (OH)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wood (OH)
  Bates (OH)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rossford (OH)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Arbor Hills (OH)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Perrysburg (OH)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Northwood (OH)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Walbridge (OH)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lime City (OH)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Haskins (OH)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grand Rapids (OH)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tontogany (OH)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Millbury (OH)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Luckey (OH)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Wellsville, see our County-by-County Page for Wellsville.

Cemeteries Near Wellsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wellsville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Wellsville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Speigel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Palmyra Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scovell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crane Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holdridge Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Raisin Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clark Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Riga Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Deerfield Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Zion United Brethren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McLain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Alphonse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hazelbank Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Siena Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Apple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burnham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ridgeway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Raisin Valley Orthodox Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hicksite Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weaver Graves   [Map]     
  WNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Madison Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reed Grave   [Map]     
  E Petersburg Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Comstock Park Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fairfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Luke Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brookside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW North Adrian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adrian Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Aten Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barber Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lake Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N South Macon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baur Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lenawee Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Webster Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  W County Poor House Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wellsville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 148 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wellsville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wellsville, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wellsville.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Wellsville had a post office and railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Wellsville, with the one closest to Wellsville listed first.

Lenawee Junction   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Wellsville
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lenawee Junction had a post office and railroad service
Palmyra   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wellsville
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Palmyra had a post office and railroad service
Blissfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wellsville
 - 1895 population of 1,132 people (with 3,270 people in 2017)
 - Blissfield had a post office and railroad service
Holloway   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wellsville
 - Holloway had a post office and railroad service
Raisin Center   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wellsville
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Raisin Center had a post office and no railroad service
Deerfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Wellsville
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 865 people in 2017)
 - Deerfield had a post office and railroad service
Ogden   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wellsville
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Ogden had a post office and railroad service
Riga   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wellsville
 - 1895 population of 220 people
 - Riga had a post office and railroad service
Britton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wellsville
 - 1895 population of 350 people (with 567 people in 2017)
 - Britton had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Wellsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wellsville in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Wellsville:

These websites are specific to Michigan:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Michigan to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Lenawee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hillsdale County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Livingston County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Washtenaw County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Fulton County (OH):     Cyndi's



Henry County (OH):     Cyndi's



Lucas County (OH):     Cyndi's



Ottawa County (OH):     Cyndi's



Sandusky County (OH):     Cyndi's



Williams County (OH):     Cyndi's



Wood County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Michigan:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Michigan,
Cemeteries of Lenawee County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Michigan   Cemetery Wiki for Michigan
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Michigan, for Lenawee County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Michigan
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wellsville ...

While our initial data about Wellsville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Wellsville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Wellsville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Along The Tracks, A Directory of Named Places on Michigan Railroads
(Available from

Written by: Meints, Graydon M.

Published by Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University - 1987

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Wellsville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wellsville. See our Misc Page for Wellsville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Michigan

About Lenawee County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wellsville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lenawee County:

The official website for State of Michigan:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wellsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wellsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8845, Longitude: -83.8855     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wellsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Wellsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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