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Welcome to Wells Town ...

Wells Town is located in Lamar County<1>.

The location of Wells Town has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Wells Town is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Wells Town: (601) and (769)<4>

Communities Also Named Wells Town ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Wells Town: This one is located in Lamar County and the other is located in Lawrence County.

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

Communities near Wells Town ...

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

  • Poplarville [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplarville
    • Poplarville [Pearl River County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Wells Town
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,899 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplarville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplarville<6>
  • Purvis [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purvis
    • Purvis [Lamar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Wells Town
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,392 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purvis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purvis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purvis<6>
  • Carnes [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnes
    • Carnes [Forrest County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Wells Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnes
  • Pinebur [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinebur
    • Pinebur [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Wells Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinebur
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Grove
      • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Wells Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Grove
    • Smith Town [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Town
      • Smith Town [Stone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Wells Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Town
    • McLaurin [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLaurin
      • McLaurin [Forrest County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Wells Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLaurin
    • Angie [Washington Parish]
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      • Angie [Washington Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the west of Wells Town
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angie<6>
    • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hattiesburg
      • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the north of Wells Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hattiesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hattiesburg
    • Varnado [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnado
      • Varnado [Washington Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Wells Town
      • Estimated population in 2019: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varnado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnado<6>

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 Town. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wells Town.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wells Town. 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 Town.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wells Town ...

Looking for more information about Wells Town? 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 Town, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Wells Town.

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About Lamar County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lamar County: www.lamarcounty.com/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Lamar, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wells Town - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wells Town) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wells Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wells Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wells Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0230, Longitude: -89.4748       In this case, the coordinates for Wells Town have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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