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Wellsville was formed from Alfred and Amity on Nov. 21, 1856.   It is an interior town, lying south east of the center of the county.

The first settlements were made in the valley of the Genesee about 1800.  The first child born was Rachel DYKE in 1805.   The first death was Thomas Brink in 1807.   The first school was taught near the east line by Ithamer Brookings in 1814.   Nathaniel Dyke built the first grist and saw mill in 1803 on Dyke Creek near the east line.  [Source: J.H.French, Gazetteer of State of New York, 1860]

History of Wellsville

Hamilton Child's 1875 Gazetteer - Wellsville

Cities, Villages and Hamlets

Wellsville Village

Elm Valley - hamlet near the east town line

Norton Summit - location west of the airport on the town line

Stannards - hamlet on south town ine, south of Wellsville village

Town Historian
Mary J. Rhodes
Telephone: 585-593-1965
Town Clerk

Sylvia Lachance
Municipal Building
Wellsville, NY 14895

Telephone: 585-593-1780 Ext. 200
Village Clerk
Janice A. Givens
PO Box 591
Wellsville, NY 14895
Telephone: 585-593-1121


Historical Societies, Museums and Libraries

David A. Howell Public Library
Main St.
Wellsville, NY
Nathaniel Dyke Museum
118 East Dyke Street
Wellsville, NY 14895
The museum is owned by the
Thelma Rogers Genealogical and Historical Society.


  • Sacred Heart Cemetery - code #26-1; Wellsville Village
  • Woodlawn Cemetery - code #26-2; Wellsville Village; Association has records
  • Elm Vlley Cemetery - code #26-3; Jericho Hill Road
  • Schrader Hill Cemetery - code #26-4; Schrader Hill Road
  • Schrader HIll - code #26-5; Schrader HIll Road
  • Voorhees Hill Cemetery - code #26-6; Voorhees Hill Road
  • Trapping Brook Cemetery - code #26-7; Trapping Brook Road
  • Johnson Cemetery - code #26-8; Wellsville Village
  • Sherwood Cemetery
  • Hann Family Cemetery
  • - on Rt 17, abt 3 miles from Wellsville

*code #s refer to the Allegany County Cemetery Index card file at the Allegany County Historical Society and LDS Family History Library microfilm. See Western New York Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. II, No. 1


Wellsville Daily Reporter
159 North Main St.
Wellsville, NY
Telephone 716-593-5300
Fax 593-5303


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Last updated on November 4, 2010
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