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Wells Hill, Tennessee

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So far, we have found very little information about Wells Hill. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Wells Hill to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Wells Hill, please Contact Us.

About Wells Hill
Wells Hill<2> is historic and would have been located within present day Lincoln County (Tennessee).

Our Pages for Wells Hill ...

-profile   General information about Wells Hill
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Wells Hill
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Wells Hill (By-County)
-census   Census information for Wells Hill
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Wells Hill
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Wells Hill
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Wells Hill
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Wells Hill
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Wells Hill
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Wells Hill
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Wells Hill
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

GNIS Codes
The function of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is to establish uniform names for geographic features (eg- communities, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, etc). The BGN was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. BGN–accepted names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), which is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent identifier has been assigned for each feature in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive.

Wells Hill has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '1643970'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Wells Hill.
Historic Community
We use the term 'historic' broadly and in our Gazetteer, it generally means that the community no longer exists. That said, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past.

If we can be more specific, then you'll see either:

- 'Ghost Town' to indicate that while some ruins are in the vicinity of where the community once stood, the community no longer exists. Being a Ghost Town does not mean that people no longer live or conduct business in the area. When visiting a Ghost Town, please be sure to respect private property.

- 'Shadow Town' to indicate that the community was much larger in the past and while some people may continue to live there, the community is a shadow of its past.

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Wells Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Wells Hill may originally have been Well's Hill. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Wells Hill might be written as Well Hill. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Wells Hill.

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