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Our Genealogical Helper for Wellsburg ...

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 Wellsburg (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Wellsburg. 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.

Newspapers Published in the area of Wellsburg ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wellsburg.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Wellsburg. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Wellsburg and those printed in the larger area surrounding Wellsburg.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> of Wellsburg.

Cemeteries Near Wellsburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wellsburg.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Wellsburg covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Brooke Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Georges Run Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Cross Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Buckingham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Everson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hill Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Franklin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mingo Junction Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Alexandria Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lower Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Highland Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Tent Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hopewell Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bnai Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cross Creek Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bayless Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holy Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Indian Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Short Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West End Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wintersville United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. Adelbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coulter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Three Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ft. Steuben Burial Estates   [Map]     
  W McIntyre AME Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  W Northern Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smithfield Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Upland Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oaklawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Two Ridges Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Wellsburg had a population of 2,235 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Wellsburg had a population of 2,589 people.

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

Brilliant (OH)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Wellsburg
 - 1895 population of 944 people (with 1,672 people in 1990)
 - Brilliant had a post office and railroad service
Georges Run (OH)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wellsburg
 - Georges Run had railroad service and no post office
Salt Run (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wellsburg
 - Salt Run had railroad service and no post office
Gould (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wellsburg
 - Gould had railroad service and no post office
Mingo Junction (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Wellsburg
 - 1895 population of 1,623 people (with 3,262 people in 2017)
 - Mingo Junction had a post office and railroad service
New Alexandria (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wellsburg
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 258 people in 2017)
 - New Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
Beech Bottom   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wellsburg
 - Beech Bottom had railroad service and no post office
Steubenville (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wellsburg
 - 1895 population of 13,394 people (with 18,003 people in 2017)
 - Steubenville 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 Wellsburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wellsburg in the 1890's.

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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Wellsburg is located in Brooke County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Brooke County: Jefferson (OH), Washington (PA), Hancock & Ohio.

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

Brooke     (The home county for Wellsburg)
      Dutch Town   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Shank Town   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Hooverson Heights   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Follansbee   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Beech Bottom   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bethany   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Windsor Heights   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Weirton   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Cumberland   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairhaven   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chester   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lawrenceville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Benwood   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McMechen   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Liberty   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clearview   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Valley Grove   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wheeling   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bethlehem   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Triadelphia   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Yorkville (OH)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brookside (OH)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barton (OH)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blaine (OH)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Blainesville (OH)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Neffs (OH)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flushing (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock Hill (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Carroll (OH)
      Carrollton (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leesville (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dellroy (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sherrodsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valleyview (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Atwood Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Minerva (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Columbiana (OH)
      Wellsville (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Liverpool (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      La Croft (OH)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glenmoor (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Salineville (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Calcutta (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summitville (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lisbon (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rogers (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanoverton (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kensington (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coleman (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Guernsey (OH)
      Fairview (OH)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Londonderry (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Harrison (OH)
      Adena (OH)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blairmont (OH)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hopedale (OH)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harrisville (OH)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Narva (OH)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cadiz (OH)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jewett (OH)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Athens (OH)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scio (OH)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Deersville (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bowerston (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Feed Springs (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Freeport (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jefferson (OH)
      Brilliant (OH)   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Mingo Junction (OH)   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Alexandria (OH)   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Valley Glen (OH)   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Steubenville (OH)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Rayland (OH)   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wintersville (OH)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Highland City (OH)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tiltonsville (OH)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Smithfield (OH)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dillonvale (OH)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Olszeski Town (OH)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bloomingdale (OH)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tuscarawas (OH)
      Dennison (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Chester (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Uhrichsville (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Allegheny (PA)
      Noblestown (PA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakdale (PA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Morgan (PA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bridgeville (PA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Upper Saint Clair (PA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carnegie (PA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heidelberg (PA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pennsbury Village (PA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coraopolis (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Borough of Glen Osborne (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leetsdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Osborne (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sewickley (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Beaver (PA)
      Frankfort Springs (PA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harshaville (PA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hookstown (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Georgetown (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glasgow (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shippingport (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Midland (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gringo (PA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Industry (PA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crestmont Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Sheffield (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Heights (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aliquippa (PA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Butler (PA)
      Fernway (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fox Run (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Seven Fields (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Luzerne (PA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newell (PA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (PA)
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (PA)
      Enon Valley (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (PA)
      Independence (PA)   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      West Middletown (PA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burgettstown (PA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Alexander (PA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coon Island (PA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Claysville (PA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Midway (PA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Wolfdale (PA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cokeburg (PA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      MacDonald (PA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bentleyville (PA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Green Hills (PA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Westmoreland (PA)
      Monessen (PA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Wellsburg:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

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

These pages are specific to Brooke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hancock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ohio County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbiana County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guernsey County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscarawas County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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Butler County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Westmoreland County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Brooke County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Brooke 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 West Virginia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wellsburg ...

While our initial data for Wellsburg came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Wellsburg 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 Wellsburg.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Wellsburg:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Wellsburg in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Wellsburg for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wellsburg.
      See our Misc Page for Wellsburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Brooke County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wellsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wellsburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wellsburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2810, Longitude: -80.6102     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wellsburg 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>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<4>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 Wellsburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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