Place:Wells, North Dakota, United States

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NameWells
Alt namesGringrassource: Family History Library Catalog
Wellssource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates47.583°N 99.65°W
Located inNorth Dakota, United States     (1873 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Wells County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,207. Its county seat is Fessenden. The center of population of North Dakota is located in the extreme southeastern corner of Wells County, about southeast of Sykeston.

Wells 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.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1873 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1893 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1890 1,212
1900 8,310
1910 11,814
1920 12,957
1930 13,285
1940 11,198
1950 10,417
1960 9,237
1970 7,847
1980 6,979
1990 5,864

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~ndwells/


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