Trails to the Past

North Dakota

Wells County

 

 

 

 

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Wells County was created by the 1872-1873 territorial legislature and named after Edward Payson Wells, a Jamestown banker, early promoter of the James River Valley, and member of the legislature in 1881. The county government was organized on August 28, 1884. The county seat was Sykeston from 1884 to 1894, after which time Fessenden was given the title.

The cities of Wells County are Bowdon, Cathay, Fessenden, Hamberg, Harvey, Hurdsfield, and Sykeston with unincorporated communities of Bremen, Chaseley, and Heaton.

 

Townships of Wells County

    Berlin
    Bilodeau
    Bremen
    Bull Moose
    Cathay
    Chaseley
    Crystal Lake
    Delger
    Fairville
    Forward
    Fram
    Germantown
    Haaland
    Hamburg
    Hawksnest
    Heimdal
    Hillsdale
    Johnson
    Lynn
    Manfred
    Norway Lake
    Oshkosh
    Pony Gulch
    Progress
    Rusland
    Saint Anna
    Silver Lake
    South Cottonwood
    Speedwell
    Sykeston
    Valhalla
    Wells
    West Norway
    West Ontario
    Western
    Woodward


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Adjacent Counties

Benson County (north)
Eddy County (east)
Foster County (east)
Stutsman County (southeast)
Kidder County (south)
Sheridan County (west)
Pierce County (northwest)

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