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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

Cities, Villages and Hamlets

Town ClerkAvailable Records
Sylvia LaChance
156 North Main St.
Wellsville, NY 14895
Town clerk has vital records beginning 1887 and Civil War Records
which contain the names of soldiers from Wellsville with vital statistics, including parents' names.
The office will respond to phone calls and do look-ups for genealogical purposes.
Village Clerk
Janice Givens
Town Historian
Diane Converso
Wellsville Town Historian
173 East State Street
Wellsville, NY 14895


Historical Societies, Museums and Libraries
David Howell Library
Main St.
Wellsville, NY
Dyke Street Museum
118 East Dyke Street
Wellsville, NY 14895

Phone: 716 593-1404
716 593-3969


*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

Wellsville Citizens with WebPages


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Last updated on March 17, 2006
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