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Wellsburg City

Brooke County, West Virginia

Photo: Beallmore (William T. Jr., and June Booher House), ca. 1907, 1500 Pleasant Avenue, Wellsburg, WV. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Photographed by User:Nyttend (own work), 2011, [cc0-by-1.0 (creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed January, 2014.

Wellsburg City Photo

Wellsburg City Hall is located at 70 Town Square, Wellsburg, WV 26070.
Phone: 304‑737‑2104.


Wellsburg, the county seat, was chartered as Charlestown in 1791 and named for Charles Prather. In 1816 the name was changed to Wellsburg, in honor of Prather's son-in-law, Charles Wells. The first Grimes Golden apple tree is said to have stood about two miles east of Wellsburg. [1]

  1. Brooke County West Virginia, Brooke County Comprehensive Plan, 2008, www3.brookewv.org, accessed January, 2014.