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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Wellsville.

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How Far From Wellsville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Wellsville to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Wellsville to:

  • Adrian [Map], which is the Seat of Lenawee County, lies just to the West.
  • Lansing [Map], which is the State Capital of Michigan, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Wellsville to Lansing, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 414 miles [666.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,041 miles [9,722 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,773 miles [10,900.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,652 miles [7,486.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wellsville ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Wellsville.

While the name Wellsville is unique within Michigan, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Michigan

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Fremont County

Our profile page for Wellsville, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km] to the West


Litchfield County

Our profile page for Wellsville, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the East


Franklin County

Our profile page for Wellsville, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the West Southwest


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Wellsville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Allegany County

Our profile page for Wellsville, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Wellsville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the East

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Columbiana County

Our profile page for Wellsville, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the East Southeast

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York County

Our profile page for Wellsville, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Blount County

Our profile page for Wellsville, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the South

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Cache County

Our profile page for Wellsville, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,438 miles [2,314.2 km] to the West

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wellsville ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Centennial (OH) (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast of Wellsville   [Map]
Champion (OH)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Cone   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dundee   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Friendly Village of Adrian   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Jasper   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mulberry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Raisin Center   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sand Creek   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Townline (OH) (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Treadway (OH) (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Wellsville. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Eileen 'Terry' Ambrose
  Actress, model. She was born in Ann Arbor (Michigan) on Wednesday July 1, 1925 and died in Jupiter (Florida) on Tueday February 17, 2004 at an age of 78. She was buried at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery (Oakland County, Michigan) [Map].

Ann Arbor [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Wellsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eileen 'Terry' Ambrose<7>
Pat Brady     (Born as Robert Ellsworth Patrick Aloysious O'Brady)
  Actor. He was born in Toledo (Ohio) on Thursday December 31, 1914 and died on Sunday February 27, 1972 at an age of 57. He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery (El Paso County, Colorado) [Map].

Toledo [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Wellsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pat Brady
John Bray     (John Randolph Bray)
  Animator. He was born in Adrian (Michigan) on Monday August 25, 1879 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday October 10, 1978 at an age of 99. He was buried at Bray Cemetery (Lincoln County, Missouri) [Map].

Adrian [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Wellsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bray
William Arthur Cummings
  Major league baseball. He was born in Ware (Massachusetts) on Wednesday October 18, 1848 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Friday May 16, 1924 at an age of 75. He was buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Hampshire County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Toledo [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Wellsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Arthur Cummings
Robert B. Sinclair
  Director. He was born in Toledo (Ohio) on Friday March 24, 1905 and died in Montecito (California) on Saturday January 3, 1970 at an age of 64. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Toledo [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Wellsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert B. Sinclair
Danny Thomas     (Born as Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz)
  Actor, singer, producer. He was born in Deerfield (Michigan) on Saturday January 6, 1912 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday February 6, 1991 at an age of 79.

Deerfield [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Wellsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Thomas
Martha Vickers     (Born as Martha MacVicar)
  Actress, model. She was born in Ann Arbor (Michigan) on Thursday May 28, 1925 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday November 2, 1971 at an age of 46. She was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Ann Arbor [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Wellsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Vickers

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Michigan

About Lenawee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Wellsville. A straight line distance ignores things 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 that we are using 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>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Wellsville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.983 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.541 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.735 degrees.

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<7>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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