Wells, TX (Lynn County)


By: Donald R. Abbe

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: June 1, 1995


Wells is at the intersection of Farms roads 213 and 3112 four miles north of the Dawson county line and six miles west of U.S. Highway 87 in southwestern Lynn County. Its name comes from the W. D. Wells family, who gave land for the school and the community site. Though it began to develop before World War I and started a school in 1917, the community did not grow much over the years. In 1949 Wells had a school, three businesses including a gin, and a population of forty-five. By 1974 only a cotton gin remained.

Donald R. Abbe, The History of Lynn County (M.A. thesis, Texas Tech University, 1974).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Donald R. Abbe, “Wells, TX (Lynn County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 26, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/wells-tx-lynn-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
June 1, 1995

Place
Wells
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2034788
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Lynn County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 33.02176170°
  • Longitude: -101.92127160°
Population Counts
People Year
10 2009