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Wells, West Virginia

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Welcome to Wells ...

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

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

Wells would have been located within present day Marshall County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Wells is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Wells was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wells would have been located in the (304) & (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Wells ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wells and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   4,106   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   1,548   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   3,612   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Benwood   [Map]   1,307   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bethlehem   [Map]   2,359   N   18 miles [29 km]
Cameron   [Map]   871   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wells.

Communities Also Named Wells ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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, Texas (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wells. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wells.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wells:

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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>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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wells - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wells. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7829, Longitude: -80.5923     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wells have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wells.

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