PO Box 591
Wellsville, New York
Phone: (585) 596-1700
Settled in the early 1800's, Wellsville's economy was first based on the
lumber industry, and from that, the leather tanning industry. Some
vestiges of those industries remain in the form of railroad
right-of-way. The former Wellsville-Addison & Galeton, PA right-of-way is
now a recreational trail extending south into Pennsylvania.
As the lumber industry waned, the oil industry boomed - - its legacy
seen in the many beautiful public building and private residences that
remain, as well as in the oil pumps that dot out some of the hillsides
The Sinclair Refinery, once one of the largest refineries in the
Pennsylvania oil fields, operated in Wellsville until the 1950s. Many
of the buildings still stand and today are used by the School of
Vocational Studies, Alfred State College.