Wells County is one of the fifty-three counties of North Dakota and is slightly east of the geographical center of the state. It is bounded on the north by Pierce and Benson counties, on the east by Eddy and Foster counties, on the south by Stutsman and Kidder counties, and on the west by Sheridan county. The county is thirty-six miles or six townships square and contains thirty-six congressional townships. According to the United States Land Survey thereof, the county contains 1,296 square miles or 823,916.93 acres of land of which 869.36 acres is water surface. There are 1,296 sections of land or 5,184 quarter section farms.