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Welcome to Wellsville ...

The village of Wellsville is located in Allegany County<1>.


The location of Wellsville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Wellsville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1835.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wellsville has a population of 4,368 people<3> (see below for details).

Wellsville is 1,500 feet [457 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Wellsville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Wellsville ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.wellsvilleareachamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Wellsville, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wellsville had an population of 4,368 people. This is a decrease of 6.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wellsville had a population of 4,679 people (or 9.56% of the total population of Allegany County). This makes Wellsville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Wellsville represents 0.02% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 504th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,679 people, the population of Wellsville decreased 9.51% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,171 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wellsville.

Communities Also Named Wellsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two New York communities named Wellsville: This one is located in Allegany County and the other is located in Montgomery County.

Beyond New York, there are 10 communities that are also named Wellsville - they are located in Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wellsville.

Communities near Wellsville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wellsville.

  • Alfred
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alfred have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfred
    • Alfred is located in Allegany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,919 people
    • Alfred has also been known as:
    • Alfred village
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alfred <5>
  • Cuba
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
    • Cuba is located in Allegany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,460 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuba <5>
  • Shinglehouse
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Andover
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
    • Andover is located in Allegany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 965 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andover <5>
  • Bolivar
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Belmont
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
    • Belmont is located in Allegany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 893 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont <5>
  • Angelica
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angelica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angelica
    • Angelica is located in Allegany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 809 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angelica <5>
  • Ulysses
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Almond
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almond
    • Almond is located in Allegany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almond <5>
  • Richburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wellsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wellsville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wellsville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wellsville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wellsville. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wellsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wellsville ...

Looking for more information about Wellsville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wellsville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wellsville.

Adding Wellsville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wellsville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Wellsville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Wellsville post office opened in 1835.

We also found Wellsville in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wellsville.

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 Allegany County: www.alleganyco.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Allegany, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wellsville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wellsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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