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.
Notice to Residents Pavers Inc will be closing the south ½ of the intersection at Arthur and Lincoln Ave. All of Arthur will be closed from 4th except for property owners between 4th and Lincoln. For you to get to Arthur north of Lincoln we ask that you use Bright to Lincoln to ... More»
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.