Introduction to Wellston, Ohio
Wellston, which was a land known for its abundant resources of superior quality coal, was founded by Harvey Wells and named in his honor. The town was laid out in November 1873, and the first iron furnace was constructed in 1874. This was shortly followed by the construction of many more furnaces. The growth and prosperity of the town continued with the development of railroads and new businesses, and Wellston was incorporated as a village in February 1876.
Wellston and Nearby Attractions
- Lake Alma State Park
- Buckeye Furnace
- Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
- Southern Ohio Museum
- Seip Mound
- Clark Planetarium
Things To Do In Wellston
Numerous interesting places to visit are located near Wellston, such as the Southern Ohio Museum, which displays a wide range of artifacts. Point Pleasant River Museum and West Virginia State Farm Museum are also nearby. Parks such as Tar Hollow State Park, Lake Hope State Park and Jackson Lake State Park offer opportunities for recreation and are known for their scenic beauty, hiking trails and campsites. Two places of historical significance near Wellston are Leo Petroglyph and Buckeye Furnace.
Port Columbus International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Wellston Higher Education
Some of the colleges near Wellston are Ohio University, Shawnee State University, Hocking College and University of Rio Grande.