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Wells County
Organized in 1837
Named for William Wells
Wells County uses 85 percent of its land for farming, soybeans being its most abundant crop. The quiet sprawling farmland does not hint at the history of the county's namesake, William Wells, who was captured by a Miami raiding party in 1784 and eventually became the warrior son-in-law of Chief Little Turtle.
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