Goodells is in the northern part of the Wales Township at Goodells and Morris Roads (42°58′52″N 82°39′57″W & Elevation: 705 ft./215 m.). Much of the land in the area had been purchased by speculators, and as late as 1840 there were only three resident land owners. The community was founded in 1866 when the Grand Trunk Railroad built a line and opened a station. A post office opened in November 1870. The Goodells ZIP code, 48027, serves all of Wales Township.