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Our Genealogy Helper for Wells ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Wells (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Wells. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Wells is located in Cherokee County.

To see how the shape of Texas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Anderson, Angelina, Henderson, Houston, Nacogdoches, Rusk & Smith.

Below are the counties that are near Wells. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Wells:

  • Cherokee County     (The home county of Wells)
    • Forest [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Alto [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
      • Alto [Cherokee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alto<3>
    • Weeping Mary [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weeping Mary
      • Weeping Mary [Cherokee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weeping Mary
    • New Birmingham [Cherokee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Birmingham
      • New Birmingham [Cherokee County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Wells
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for New Birmingham. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Rusk [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rusk
      • Rusk [Cherokee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rusk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rusk<3>
    • Reklaw [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reklaw
      • Reklaw [Cherokee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reklaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reklaw<3>
    • Ponta [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponta
      • Ponta [Cherokee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponta
    • Maydelle [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maydelle
      • Maydelle [Cherokee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maydelle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maydelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maydelle<3>
    • Dialville [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dialville
      • Dialville [Cherokee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dialville
    • Gallatin [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallatin
      • Gallatin [Cherokee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallatin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallatin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallatin<3>
    • New Summerfield [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Summerfield
      • New Summerfield [Cherokee County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Summerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Summerfield<3>
    • Jacksonville [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
      • Jacksonville [Cherokee County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<3>
  • Anderson County
    • Mound City [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Anderson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Elkhart [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhart
      • Elkhart [Anderson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkhart<3>
  • Angelina County
    • Redtown [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redtown
      • Redtown [Angelina County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redtown
    • Pollok [Angelina County]
    • Durant [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Angelina County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
    • Central [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
      • Central [Angelina County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Clawson [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clawson
      • Clawson [Angelina County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clawson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clawson
    • Woodlawn [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Angelina County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn
    • Cedar Grove [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Angelina County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Keltys [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keltys
      • Keltys [Angelina County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keltys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keltys
    • Providence [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Angelina County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Redland [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redland
      • Redland [Angelina County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redland
    • Davisville [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davisville
      • Davisville [Angelina County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davisville
    • Hudson [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Angelina County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
  • Houston County
    • Bluff City [Houston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Houston County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ratcliff [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ratcliff
      • Ratcliff [Houston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ratcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ratcliff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ratcliff<3>
    • Tadmor [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tadmor
      • Tadmor [Houston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tadmor
    • Fog Town [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fog Town
      • Fog Town [Houston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fog Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fog Town
    • Kennard [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennard
      • Kennard [Houston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennard<3>
    • Harrison Town [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison Town
      • Harrison Town [Houston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison Town
    • Belott [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belott
      • Belott [Houston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belott
    • Hickory Creek [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Creek
      • Hickory Creek [Houston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Creek
    • Refuge [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Refuge
      • Refuge [Houston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Refuge
    • Grapeland [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeland
      • Grapeland [Houston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grapeland<3>
    • Latexo [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latexo
      • Latexo [Houston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latexo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latexo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latexo<3>
    • Crockett [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett
      • Crockett [Houston County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crockett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crockett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crockett<3>
  • Nacogdoches County
    • Alazan [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alazan
      • Alazan [Nacogdoches County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alazan
    • Douglass [Nacogdoches County]
    • Nat [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nat
      • Nat [Nacogdoches County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nat
    • Nacogdoches [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nacogdoches
      • Nacogdoches [Nacogdoches County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nacogdoches
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nacogdoches<3>
    • Looneyville [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Looneyville
      • Looneyville [Nacogdoches County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Looneyville
    • Redfield [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redfield
      • Redfield [Nacogdoches County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redfield
    • Trawick [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trawick
      • Trawick [Nacogdoches County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trawick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trawick
    • Cushing [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cushing
      • Cushing [Nacogdoches County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cushing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cushing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cushing<3>
    • Sacul [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sacul
      • Sacul [Nacogdoches County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sacul have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacul
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sacul<3>
    • Woden [Nacogdoches County]
    • Appleby [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appleby
      • Appleby [Nacogdoches County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleby
    • Etoile [Nacogdoches County]
  • Polk County
    • Corrigan [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corrigan
      • Corrigan [Polk County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corrigan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corrigan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corrigan<3>
    • Moscow [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Polk County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow<3>
  • Rusk County
    • Sulphur Springs [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Springs
      • Sulphur Springs [Rusk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Springs
    • Mount Enterprise [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Enterprise
      • Mount Enterprise [Rusk County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Enterprise<3>
    • Laneville [Rusk County]
    • Minden [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minden
      • Minden [Rusk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minden<3>
  • Trinity County
    • Centralia [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centralia
      • Centralia [Trinity County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centralia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centralia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<3>
    • Center Point [Trinity County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Trinity County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Apple Springs [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Springs
      • Apple Springs [Trinity County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apple Springs<3>
    • Helmic [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helmic
      • Helmic [Trinity County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helmic
    • Pennington [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington
      • Pennington [Trinity County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennington<3>
    • Lacy [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacy
      • Lacy [Trinity County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Wells
      • Lacy has also been known as:
      • Lacey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacy
    • Groveton [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groveton
      • Groveton [Trinity County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,030 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groveton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Groveton<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Wells, see our County-by-County Page for Wells.

Newspapers Published in Wells ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wells.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wells, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wells.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Wells:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near Wells ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wells.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Wells covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Simpson Cemetery
  • Simpson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Simpson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Simpson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson Cemetery
  • Parkes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parkes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parkes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkes Cemetery
  • Shooks Bluff Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shooks Bluff Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shooks Bluff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shooks Bluff Cemetery
  • Hester Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hester Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hester Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hester Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Thompson Cemetery
    • Pollok Cemetery
    • Sandlot Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sandlot Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sandlot Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sandlot Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Wells.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandlot Cemetery
    • Bodan Cemetery
    • Rowan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rowan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rowan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rowan Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowan Cemetery
    • Rowan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rowan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rowan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rowan Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells.
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    • Arnold Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arnold Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Arnold Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Wells.
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    • Durham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Durham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Durham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Durham Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Wells.
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    • Luce Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Luce Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Luce Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Luce Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Wells.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Wells had a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Wells had a population of 781 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Wells, with the one closest to Wells listed first.

  • Wells [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
    • Wells [Cherokee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Wells
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 781 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wells had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<3>
  • Forest [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Wells
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Forest had a post office and railroad service
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  • Pollok [Angelina County]
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    • Pollok [Angelina County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pollok had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollok
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pollok<3>
  • Clawson [Angelina County]
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    • Clawson [Angelina County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clawson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clawson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Linwood [Cherokee County]
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    • Linwood [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Wells
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Linwood had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hagerville [Houston County]
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    • Hagerville [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Wells
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hagerville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hagerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Douglass [Nacogdoches County]
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      • Douglass [Nacogdoches County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Wells
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 205 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Douglass had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglass<3>
    • Ratcliff [Houston County]
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      • Ratcliff [Houston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Wells
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ratcliff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ratcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ratcliff<3>
    • Alto [Cherokee County]
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      • Alto [Cherokee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Wells
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,239 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Alto had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alto<3>
    • Tadmor [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tadmor
      • Tadmor [Houston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Wells
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tadmor had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Keltys [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keltys
      • Keltys [Angelina County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keltys had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keltys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lufkin [Angelina County]
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      • Lufkin [Angelina County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wells
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 529 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,955 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lufkin had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lufkin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lufkin<3>
    • Weches [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weches
      • Weches [Houston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Wells
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Weches had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weches have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Centralia [Trinity County]
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      • Centralia [Trinity County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Wells
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Centralia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centralia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<3>
    • Apple Springs [Trinity County]
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      • Apple Springs [Trinity County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Wells
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Apple Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apple Springs<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Wells. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wells.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wells) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WellsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wells. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4916, Longitude: -94.9473       In this case, the coordinates for Wells have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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