City of Wellsville

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Wellsville, located in the northeast corner of Franklin County was once known as the "English Blue Grass Capital" of the world for its production of grass seed. The community was once part of the land ceded to and then reacquired from the Shawnee Indians. The old bank building at 418 Main was the town's first brick edifice, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The renovated home at 113 E. 5th, just east of Main, was the former Barabeau Hotel, the first building in Wellsville. The town is famous for such people at Elizabeth "Grandma Layton" and country and western singer Chely Wright.

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