Wells County, North Dakota
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Wells County, North Dakota

Wells County was originally created in 1873 as Gingras County. The name was changed in 1881 to Wells and its boundaries changed in 1883 and 1885. It was organized in 1884, with 36 townships, the governor appointing Thomas R. Williams, Joseph P. Cox and Marshall Brinton as county commissioners.
The county was created by the 1872-73 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.

 Its county seat is Fessenden.

The center of population of North Dakota is located in the extreme southeastern corner of Wells County, about 9 miles southeast of Sykeston.
 

Townships

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

       

 

Villages, Towns and Cities

Bowdon

Bremen

Cathay

Chaseley

Fessenden

Hamberg

Harvey

Heaton

Hurdsfield

Sykeston

   


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Website Updates:
Aug 2016: Church Histories.  Sykeston High School Graduates 1916-1939.  bios for SANFORD, MAXWELL, MIDDLETON, MILLER, MINER, NEUMILLER, MORLOCK, SCHMITT, ZIEGELDORF, REED, REEVES, REILAND.  Obits for BEISEKER, LEU, SCHMIDT, MCCUE, PFORR, OLSEN, JOHNSON, FLAGG, DODSWORTH.  Crime news:  KIEL

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Surrounding 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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