Fessenden is a community of approximately 487 people and is the county seat of Wells County.

The city is 180 miles from Fargo, 110 miles from Bismarck, which is the state capital, 150 miles from Grand Forks, and 90 miles from Minot, with Devils Lake just 65 miles to the northeast and Jamestown 80 miles southeast.

Fessenden is the home of the Wells County Fair, an annual event that has been entertaining community members and guests for over 100 years!


City Information
Wells County Fair
North Dakota Game and Fish
State of North Dakota
North Dakota Department of Tourism
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services


Fessenden-Bowdon School serves the community with quality education from kindergarten through high school. Fessenden-Bowdon School

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PO Box 287 | New Rockford, ND 58356 | Phone: 701-947-5626 | Fax: 701-947-5620