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Welcome to Wellsburg ...

The city of Wellsburg is located in Brooke County<1> and is the County Seat for Brooke County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Wellsburg, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wellsburg has a population of 2,533 people<2> (see below for details).

Wellsburg is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Wellsburg: (304) & (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Wellsburg: 26070<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wellsburg had an population of 2,533 people. This is a decrease of 9.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wellsburg had a population of 2,805 people (which is 11.65% of the total population of Brooke County). This makes Wellsburg the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Wellsburg represents 0.15% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,805 people, the population of Wellsburg decreased 2.97% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,891 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wellsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named Wellsburg - they are located in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Dakota and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Wellsburg ...

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

  • Wheeling
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Weirton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Steubenville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Martins Ferry
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Toronto
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toronto have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toronto
    • Toronto is located in Jefferson County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,902 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toronto <6>
  • Bellaire
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellaire
    • Bellaire is located in Belmont County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,957 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellaire <6>
  • Wintersville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wintersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wintersville
    • Wintersville is located in Jefferson County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,645 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wintersville <6>
  • Follansbee
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Bethlehem
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethlehem have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethlehem
    • Bethlehem is located in Ohio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,298 people
  • Bridgeport
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)

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 Wellsburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wellsburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wellsburg. 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 Wellsburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wellsburg. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wellsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wellsburg ...

Looking for more information about Wellsburg? 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 Wellsburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wellsburg.

Adding Wellsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wellsburg 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 Wellsburg was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Wellsburg on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1897).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wellsburg.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Brooke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wellsburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wellsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wellsburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wellsburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.


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