Wreath Laying Ceremony held for Wheeling founders


MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (WTRF) — The City of Wheeling was founded 250 years ago and the Friendly City has celebrated this feat all year long.

Celebrations continue Saturday, September 7 with the Wheeling 250 parade and a Wreath Laying Ceremony honoring the city’s founders.

They are recognized as Ebenezer Zane, who claimed the land in 1769 and his sister, Elizabeth ‘Betty” Zane, who is honored as the heroine during the Siege of Fort Henry.

Wheeling City Mayor Glenn Elliott speaking at the Wreath Laying Ceremony of the city’s founding family

The Wheeling 250 Committee will conduct the ceremony at the grave sites of Wheeling’s founding family in Martins Ferry.

Wheeling 250 Committee will be joined by the Fort Henry Chapter, SAR, the Wheeling Chapter DAR and Martins Ferry city officials.

The ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. and is free to the public.

Ebenezer Zane

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