Wellsburg Wharf Sycamore - Wellsburg, West Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 40° 16.153 W 080° 36.850
17T E 532804 N 4457709
Quick Description: Historic sycamore tree in Wellsburg, West Virginia
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/25/2014 7:27:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMK7ZC
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 2

Long Description:
Text of plaque:

"This giant Sycamore tree stands at the top of the Wellsburg Wharf it was planted in the early years of the 19th century by Dr. Albert Wheeler who practiced medicine in Wellsburg until his death in 1864.

It was under this tree that militiamen gathered in 1863 when the Confederate General Morgan led his cavalrymen on a sweep into the state of of Ohio.

Many of the deeds of Wellsburg property are measured from this tree."
Historic Event:
West Virginia militia gathered under this tree.

Year: 1863

Species: Sycamore

Approximate Age: 200

Location: Wellsburg, WV

Website: Not listed

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