WELLSVILLE (1855):  The hamlet chose its name of Wellsville about 1832 in honor of Gardner Wells, one of its 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 its permanent name.  Town formed from parts of towns of Scio, Andover, and Willing, on November 22, 1855.



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

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External Links

Current Wellsville TOWN Officials

Current VILLAGE of Wellsville Officials


Additional Information and Historical Resources


1865 Wellsville CENSUS

Wellsville VETERANS


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

Obituary of Dr. George H. Witter



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