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Welcome to Wells ...

The town of Wells is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Wells is located in Cherokee County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Wells, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated ?.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wells has a population of 779 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Wells is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Wells is located in the (936) area code.

The ZIP code for Wells: 75976<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wells had an population of 779 people. This is a decrease of 1.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wells had a population of 790 people. This makes Wells the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 790 people, the population of Wells increased 2.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 769 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wells ...

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

Beyond Texas, there are 42 communities that are also named Wells - they are located in Alaska, British Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), 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, 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.

  • Lufkin
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lufkin
    • Lufkin is located in Angelina County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,955 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lufkin <6>
  • Nacogdoches
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Hudson
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
    • Hudson is located in Angelina County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,288 people
  • Alto
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Alto
    • Alto is located in Cherokee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,239 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alto <6>
  • Kennard
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Kennard
    • Kennard is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennard <6>
  • Forest
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest is located in Cherokee County
  • Pollok
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Redtown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redtown
    • Redtown is located in Angelina County
  • Durant
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Durant
    • Durant is located in Angelina County
  • Central
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central is located in Angelina County

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wells, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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 on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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 State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Cherokee, 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 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 Wells.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wells - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Wells). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wells or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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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