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Welcome to Fessenden ...

The city of Fessenden is located in Wells County<1> and is the County Seat for Wells County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fessenden has a population of 433 people<3> (see below for details).

Fessenden was established in 1893.

The community of Fessenden is 1,610 feet [491 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Fessenden is located in the (701) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fessenden had an population of 433 people. This is a decrease of 9.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 30.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fessenden had a population of 479 people (or 11.39% of the total population of Wells County). This makes Fessenden the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Fessenden represents 0.07% of the total population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 124th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 479 people, the population of Fessenden decreased 23.36% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 625 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fessenden.

Communities Also Named Fessenden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Fessenden - they are located in Florida, New Hampshire and Ontario.

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

Communities near Fessenden ...

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

  • Harvey [Wells County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
    • Harvey [Wells County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Fessenden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,646 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvey<6>
  • Bowdon [Wells County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdon
    • Bowdon [Wells County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Fessenden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowdon<6>
  • Sykeston [Wells County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sykeston
    • Sykeston [Wells County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Fessenden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 105 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sykeston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sykeston<6>
  • Hurdsfield [Wells County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurdsfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdsfield
    • Hurdsfield [Wells County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Fessenden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurdsfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurdsfield<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cathay [Wells County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cathay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cathay
      • Cathay [Wells County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Fessenden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 39 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cathay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cathay<6>
    • Hamberg [Wells County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamberg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamberg
      • Hamberg [Wells County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Fessenden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamberg<6>
    • Bremen [Wells County]
    • Chaseley [Wells County]
    • Selz [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selz
      • Selz [Pierce County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Fessenden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selz
    • Maddock [Benson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maddock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maddock
      • Maddock [Benson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the north of Fessenden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 378 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maddock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maddock<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 Fessenden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fessenden.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fessenden. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fessenden.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fessenden ...

Looking for more information about Fessenden? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fessenden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fessenden.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Wells, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fessenden.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fessenden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fessenden) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fessenden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fessenden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fessenden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6497, Longitude: -99.6262       In this case, the coordinates for Fessenden 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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