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Welcome to Wells ...

Wells is located in Ottawa County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Wells, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1892.

Wells is 1,360 feet [415 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Wells lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wells is within the boundaries of the (785) area code.

Communities Also Named Wells ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Kansas communities named Wells: This one is located in Ottawa County and the other is located in Marshall County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 42 communities that are also named Wells - they are located in Alaska, British Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky (3), Maine, Michigan (5), Minnesota, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Mexico, New York (2), North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wells.

Communities near Wells ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wells.

  • Minneapolis
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Solomon
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Bennington
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Miltonvale
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Delphos
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delphos
    • Delphos is located in Ottawa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
  • Tescott
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tescott
    • Tescott is located in Ottawa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282 people
  • New Cambria
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cambria
    • New Cambria is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
  • Culver
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culver
    • Culver is located in Ottawa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
  • Manchester
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester is located in Dickinson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95 people
  • Longford
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longford
    • Longford is located in Clay County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73 people
    • Longford has also been known as:
    • Longford Station
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longford <3>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wells. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wells.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wells. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wells.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wells. See our Newspapers Page for Wells.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wells ...

Looking for more information about Wells? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Wells, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Wells.

Adding Wells to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wells in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Wells was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Wells post office opened in 1892.

We also found Wells in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wells.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wells. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ottawa County:

The official website for State of Kansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Ottawa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wells - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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