Wellsburg is a small town in Wells County, both of which are named for the Edward P. Wells, a former legislator. It was founded in 1910 and harbored a population of 150 in 1920. According to Douglas Wick’s North Dakota Place Names, the population had dropped to 14 by by 1981. Scenic Dakotas has a Wellsburg gallery too.
These photos were contributed by R. David Adams. His captions are included below.
Only a few abandoned houses, most were lived in however many lots with no house left at all.
School now a house with a garage. nice!
Classic early turn of the century building in great shape due in part to occasional painting and fixing and TIN! I would have so much fun with this building were it mine!
Photos by R. David Adams
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Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy