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Origin

WELLSVILLE (1855):  The hamlet chose its name of Wellsville about 1832 in honor of Gardner Wells, one of it’s largest landowners.  The present village of Wellsville was still very small when the Erie Railroad came through in 1851.  Its population increased rapidly and the name was unofficially changed to Genesee Station, as this is where westbound trains first entered the Genesee Valley.  The U.S. Post Office refused to honor this name change due to its close similarity to well established Geneseo in Livingston County.  The state legislature ended this confusion by passing a law in 1873 making the original name of Wellsville it permanent name.  Town formed from parts of towns of Scio, Andover, and Willing, on November 22, 1855.

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Maps

The maps below are from the 2004 edition roadmaps published by the Allegany County Department of Public Works.

Click here to view a larger map of the town.   Click here to view a larger map of the village.

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External Links

Current TOWN Officials

Current VILLAGE Officials

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Additional Information

Town/Village OF Wellsville RELATED ARTICLES

1865 Wellsville CENSUS

Wellsville VETERANS

Wellsville CEMETERIES

Wellsville SCHOOLS

Wellsville CHURCHES

Thelma Rogers Genealogical & Historical Society

Nathaniel Dyke Museum

Wellsville Raceway

Vossler Family Genealogy

Will & Obituary OF Amasa Lewis Jones 

Biography of C.H. "Charlie" Simmons

Obituary & Biography of Everitt Vannostrand

 

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Photo Galleries

"Tidbits in Time" Photos

Demolishing the Congregational Church

Donald Baldwin Collection Part I

Donald Baldwin Collection Part II

Brian Lynch Photo Gallery

1972 Flood Photos by Dick Neal

Balloon Rally Photo Gallery

Photos & Articles Regarding the Apollo Club

The Wellsville Country Club

Wellsville Illustrated 1898

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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