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Wellesley Island is in Jefferson County, in the Watertown-Fort Drum metro area.

The community was named after Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington. Surrounding islands bear the names of officers who fought with him.

The latitude of Wellesley Island is 44.315N. The longitude is -76.012W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
Wellesley Island is in the St. Lawrence River, west of Alexandria Bay. The island is accessed via the Thousand Islands Bridge.
Establishment of a Methodist campground here in 1874 attracted people from across the U.S. and Canada.
Wellesley Island received national attention for 1980 surrender of activist Abbie Hoffman, who lived here under the name of Barry Freed.
Local festivals include:
  • Autumn Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wellesley Island web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wellesley Island State Park, Waterson Point State Park, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center

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Historic districts in Wellesley Island include Thousand Island Park Historic District ... View historic districts

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Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wellesley Island political report.

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