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1890 Communities Near Wells ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Wells in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Wells.

Angelo   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Angelo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bloomingdale   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Bloomingdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burns   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Burns had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cashton   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 249 people (with 1,103 people in 2017)
 - Cashton had a post office and railroad service
 
Cataract   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Cataract had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coon Valley   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 182 people (with 784 people in 2017)
 - Coon Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lafayette   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Wells
 - Lafayette had railroad service and no post office
 
Leon   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 183 people
 - Leon had a post office and railroad service
 
Melvina   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 88 people (with 107 people in 2017)
 - Melvina had a post office and railroad service
 
Middle Ridge   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Middle Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Tabor   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Mount Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newry   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Newry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norwalk   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 384 people (with 631 people in 2017)
 - Norwalk had a post office and railroad service
 
Oil City   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Oil City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ontario   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 266 people (with 550 people in 2017)
 - Ontario had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portland   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 39 people (with 829 people in 2017)
 - Portland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockland   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 647 people in 2017)
 - Rockland had a post office and railroad service
 
Rockton   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Rockton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Joseph   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Marys   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Saint Marys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sparta   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 2,795 people (with 9,664 people in 2017)
 - Sparta had a post office and railroad service
 
Tomah   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 2,199 people (with 9,369 people in 2017)
 - Tomah had a post office and railroad service
 
Tunnel City   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Tunnel City had a post office and railroad service
 
West Salem   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 542 people (with 5,026 people in 2017)
 - West Salem had a post office and railroad service
 
Westby   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 2,248 people in 2017)
 - Westby had a post office and railroad service
 
Wilton   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 226 people (with 1,048 people in 2017)
 - Wilton had a post office and railroad service

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The official website for Monroe County: www.co.monroe.wi.us/

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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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Wells. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wells) 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 Wells. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wells

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wells. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8627, Longitude: -90.7357     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wells have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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