Introduction to Wellsville, New York
This area was settled by Allegany County pioneers sometime around 1795. The Town of Wellsville was created from a portion of Scio in 1856, and incorporated as a village in 1857. It was named in honor of Garner Wells, a wealthy local landowner. During the mid 1800s, tanning was the primary industry of the town, but oil soon took over as the main industry.
Wellsville and nearby Attractions
- Allegany County Museum
- American Red Cross, Clara Barton House Chapter #1
- Stony Brook State Park
- Arcade & Attica Railroad
- Schein-Joseph International Museum Of Ceramic Art
Things To Do In Wellsville
The Great Wellsville Balloon Rally is held in Wellsville every year during the third weekend of July, attracting numerous tourists. The Ridgewalk & Run trail race has been held in Wellsville every year since 1993 as well. The Howe Library hosts "Music on the Lawn" every Thursday during the summer. The Wellsville Creative Arts Center provides art classes, has a coffee house and also organizes live entertainment programs. The Stony Brook State Park has a beach, swimming pools, a playground and picnic tables, while also offering camping, fishing and hiking opportunities.
Greater Rochester International is the closest major airport.
Wellsville Higher Education
SUNY College of Technology, Saint Bonaventure University, Corning Community College and Genesee Community College are all accessible from Wellsville.