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Wellsburg, West Virginia

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The location of Wellsburg

Welcome to Wellsburg ...

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

The location of Wellsburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Wellsburg has a population of 2,589 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

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

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 2,891 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Wellsburg had an population of 2,589 people. This is a decrease of 7.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.45% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Wellsburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Wellsburg and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   4,106   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   1,766   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   6,659   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Steubenville (OH)   [Map]   18,003   N   5 miles [8 km]
Toronto (OH)   [Map]   4,814   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wintersville (OH)   [Map]   3,727   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wellsburg.

Communities Also Named Wellsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wellsburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wellsburg. Our list includes 10 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in 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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wellsburg.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wellsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wellsburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wellsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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 we use 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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