Wellington was first surveyed on April 4, 1871 and named for the Duke of Wellington. It was designated as the permanent seat of Sumner County in 1872, winning over competitor Sumner City. Trading with cattlemen moving their herds up the Chisholm Trail was an important factor in the early economy of the town.
Today, Wellington is still fortunate in its access to transportation facilities; it is served by Interstate 35, Highways US 81 & US 160, the UP and BN & SF railroads and an excellent airport. This area produces vast quantities of winter wheat, with wheat still the driving force behind the local economy. The Railroads and petroleum are also significant, while manufacturing, especially aircraft parts, is continually growing.
The Wellington Compost Site will open for normal seasonal hours beginning Saturday March 1, 2014. Those hours are:Monday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PMWednesday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PMThursday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PMSaturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PMShould winter weather force the facility to be closed we will notify the ... More»
Cemetery staff will pick up winter decorations, as well as any items that are in violation of Prairie Lawn Cemetery Codes, on March 3, 2014 in preparation for mowing season.
Those wishing to recover items need to do so before March 3rd.
The primary objective of the Street Division in the Public Works Department is to provide for safe and orderly movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic throughout the City during all weather conditions including winter storms. The City will provide such a service in a safe and cost effective ... More»