Wells is a town in York County, Maine. It's the third-oldest town in the state, incorporated in 1653. It's located near Kennebunk and North Berwick. Homes for rent in Wells give renters access to all sorts of modern amenities and outdoor recreation opportunities, including days spent lounging on the sand at the beach. It's a wonderful place to settle down and raise a family in the Northeast.
Historical Information About Wells
The town was named for the cathedral city of Wells in Somerset, England.
The Plymouth Company in England awarded the area where Wells is now located to Sir Ferdinando Gorges in 1622. Gorges sent his cousin, Thomas, to act as his deputy and agent, and Thomas granted the lands from northeast of the Ogunquit River to southwest of the Kennebunk River to agents from Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1641. Their goal was to settle the plantation of Wells.
After Sir Ferdinando Gorges died and following political upheaval in England, the Massachusetts Bay Colony claimed all of Maine. In 1653, Wells submitted to their control.
The Indian Wars that took place from 1675 until the mid-1700s turned Wells into a frontier town. The Indians devastated all the territory northeast of Wells.
Helpful Resources for Renters
The town of Wells has a comprehensive website that has all kinds of links and information that new residents can use to get acquainted with the community. Everything from event calendars to local news, upcoming events and department contact information can be found on the site.