It is unknown when this community was established. Azwell was a small community on the Columbia River, above Wells Dam, that grew from the business success of Alfred Z. Wells and his nephew, Alfred Morris. Owners of a hardware store in Wenatchee, they expanded into the orchard business as a sideline and then discontinued their partnership in 1914. Wells kept the orchard business, and Morris kept the store. Azwell became a company community for several years.