Wellsville, Utah

Life in Wellsville, Utah, explained by people who’ve lived in Wellsville:

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Wellsville Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Wellsville?

  • The open space and the view. (Ms., 2 years)
  • It’s a small town. (Stephanie, 2 years)
  • Sense of community. (Stefanie, 3.5 years)
  • Small town country living. (Austin, 5 years)
  • Beautiful. (Jessica, 10 years)
  • Small town feel. (Jaxon, 15 years)
  • Space, people, animals. (Kylie, 20 years)
  • Traditions, knowing I was driving past my great-great-grandparents home. (Jeanette, 25 years)
  • Mountain. (Keith, 25 years)
  • Country living and the beautiful Wellsville mountains. How safe my family and I feel in the community. (Milisa, 31 years)
  • The people. (Mark, 37 years)

Wellsville Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Wellsville?

  • All the dogs roaming the neighborhoods. (Ms., 2 years)
  • Gravel pit trucks. (Stephanie, 2 years)
  • Sham battle and people doing things just because they have always been that way, regardless of whether it is right or not. (Stefanie, 3.5 years)
  • The lack of pressurized irrigation. (Austin, 5 years)
  • Run down parts. (Jessica, 10 years)
  • Nothing, I really can’t complain. (Jaxon, 15 years)
  • Getting too many people. (Kylie, 20 years)
  • It’s not really a small town anymore. (Jeanette, 25 years)
  • Noisy. (Keith, 25 years)
  • Growing up as child people were very cliquish and judgmental. You were treated as an outcast unless you were related. As an adult, I love how new families have settled here, making the community more loving and accepting of everyone. (Milisa, 31 years)
  • The growth. (Mark, 37 years)

Wellsville Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Wellsville?

  • Hike, walk around the dam. (Ms., 2 years)
  • Splash pad, park, Founder’s Day. (Stephanie, 2 years)
  • Dam, park, Founders Day. (Stefanie, 3.5 years)
  • Hike, bike, splash pad. (Austin, 5 years)
  • Founders day! Fish at the damn. Walks in cute town against mountain. (Jessica, 10 years)
  • Fishing, hiking, hunting. (Jaxon, 15 years)
  • Horse back ride. (Kylie, 20 years)
  • I’m weird. I love hanging out in the cemetery. (Jeanette, 25 years)
  • Fish. (Keith, 25 years)
  • Fishing at the dam, walking around the dam, riding horses up rattlesnake and riding the Wellsville loop. And of course going to Willy’s for a pop. (Milisa, 31 years)
  • Fishing. (Mark, 37 years)

Wellsville’s Reputation

What’s Wellsville known for?

  • 1) The view 2) Sham battle 3) Wellsville mile. (Ms., 2 years)
  • In our family, history and where we came from. (Stephanie, 2 years)
  • Mountains and small town. (Stefanie, 3.5 years)
  • Sham battle, :). (Austin, 5 years)
  • Founders day. Wellsville mountains. (Jessica, 10 years)
  • Dedicated, hard-working people. (Jaxon, 15 years)
  • Sham battle. (Kylie, 20 years)
  • Strong people. Traditions. Good people. Pioneer settlement. Tabernacle. (Jeanette, 25 years)
  • Accent. (Keith, 25 years)
  • Founders day. A beautiful town. (Milisa, 31 years)
  • Sham battle. (Mark, 37 years)

Wellsville Crime

What’s the crime like in Wellsville? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Litter in yards and along streets, high speeds through most residential neighborhoods, young minors driving 4 wheelers up and down the roads. (Ms., 2 years)
  • Not really sure about that. (Stefanie, 3.5 years)
  • I haven’t had any issues. (Austin, 5 years)
  • Minimal. (Jessica, 10 years)
  • Very low. Groups of friends getting into trouble here and there. (Jaxon, 15 years)
  • No major crime problems. (Kylie, 20 years)
  • There was none when I was there. (Keith, 25 years)
  • Crime is low or I am naive. Very safe place. (Milisa, 31 years)
  • Non-existent. (Mark, 37 years)

Wellsville Advice

Any advice for people moving to Wellsville?

  • No public transit comes to Wellsville. You have to go to the Hyrum library, and to Hyrum or Providence for the closest grocery stores. (Ms., 2 years)
  • Go for it! It’s a great place to live. (Stefanie, 3.5 years)
  • Don’t move here you wont want to leave. It’s the country, expect country smells. (Jessica, 10 years)
  • It’s a small town community trying to keep the small town feel. (Jaxon, 15 years)
  • Please don’t. (Kylie, 20 years)
  • It’s too big now. (Keith, 25 years)
  • Enjoy the country living. (Milisa, 31 years)
  • Stay away!! (Mark, 37 years)

Wellsville Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Wellsville (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • The crazy winter weather of 2016-2017- Huge amounts of snow, below freezing temperatures one day – super warm temperatures the next day followed by a few days of rain that caused massive amounts of flooding, which resulted in massive amounts of sandbagging! (Ms., 2 years)
  • To be honest I was completely shocked by the Sham Battle. Couldn’t believe there really were towns that did something so insensitive to a minority group. I love the rest of Founders Day, the parade, the activities, etc. (Stefanie, 3.5 years)
  • The cannon on Founders Day is very annoying. They could still do it, just cut the amount in half. (Austin, 5 years)
  • We love annual Founders Day. (Jessica, 10 years)
  • Cannons going off Labor Day early morning. (Jaxon, 15 years)
  • Floating the canal. (Kylie, 20 years)
  • Halloween fires. (Keith, 25 years)
  • Founders day when I was a child having pet contest, fireman spraying the kids by the tabernacle, and the sham battle. Walking or riding bikes to the Wellsville market to get penny candies. Swimming hole… Crazy things (lol) I can’t tell all the secrets of Wellsville.. (Milisa, 31 years)
  • My whole childhood. (Mark, 37 years)

Wellsville’s Future

How do you think Wellsville will change over the next 10 years?

  • Less farm lands, more neighborhoods. Local’s will have to get used to “outsiders” moving into their neighborhoods. (Ms., 2 years)
  • Sadly, get bigger and lose the small town feel. (Stephanie, 2 years)
  • It’s growing. Hopefully we can get some type of grocery store in town. Or close by. (Stefanie, 3.5 years)
  • Unfortunately I think it is going to grow in population as well as commercially along the highway. (Austin, 5 years)
  • No sham battle. More developed with houses. (Jessica, 10 years)
  • Population will increase, possible new developments. (Jaxon, 15 years)
  • More people will come. (Kylie, 20 years)
  • Hopefully, take down the atrocious truck stop by the highway. (Jeanette, 25 years)
  • Grow beyond capacity. (Keith, 25 years)
  • I hope it doesn’t grow anymore. I love Wellsville. I’m so glad I have gotten to raise my children here as well. (Milisa, 31 years)
  • Going to get too crowded. (Mark, 37 years)

Wellsville Facts

Any other interesting facts about Wellsville?

  • An abandoned tabernacle. (Ms., 2 years)
  • There are cowboys and farms. (Jessica, 10 years)
  • First settlement in Cache Valley. (Jaxon, 15 years)
  • Peter Maughan settled it. (Kylie, 20 years)
  • Used to find arrow heads by the cemetery. (Keith, 25 years)