Introduction to Wellsville, New York

Wellsville, New York, in Allegany County, is 67 miles SE of Cheektowaga, New York and 71 miles SE of Buffalo, New York.

Wellsville History

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.

Wellsville Transportation

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.

Wellsville Almanac

County Allegany County
Standard Zip Codes14895
Phone Area Codes585
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.12
Approximate Longitude-77.94

Wellsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp11 to 31 F
Apr Temp31 to 56 F
Jul Temp54 to 79 F
Oct Temp34 to 60 F
Annual Precip39.6 inches
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp11 to 30 F
Apr Temp28 to 54 F
Jul Temp52 to 79 F
Oct Temp34 to 58 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
Distance30.3 miles
Jan Temp11 to 30 F
Apr Temp30 to 54 F
Jul Temp54 to 78 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip41.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Wellsville Public Libraries

David A Howe Public Library
Wellsville, New York
(585) 593-3410

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Wellsville Hospitals

Jones Memorial Hospital
191 N Main St
(585) 593-1100

Wellsville Public Schools

Wellsville Elementary School
98 School St
ZIP: 14895
(585) 596-2104
Total Enrollment 581
Wellsville Middle School
126 W State St
ZIP: 14895
(585) 596-2143
Total Enrollment 276
Wellsville Senior High School
126 W State St
ZIP: 14895
(585) 596-2182
Total Enrollment 397

Wellsville Private Schools

Immaculate Conception School
24 Maple Ave
ZIP: 14895
Total Enrollment 147
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