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.
Take part in the City of Wellingtons water conservation rebate and exchange programs. By replacing your existing fixtures with high efficiency appliances and fixtures you save both water and money.
The City of Wellington would like to announce we are teaming up with local charities and worthy causes to raise money through volunteer work at the Wellington Recycling Center. Each Saturday through the months of July and August a different charity will be the recipient of a $100 ... More»
The City of Wellington has improved it's Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating moving from a classification of 5 to a classification of 4 for those living in the City of Wellington and within 5 miles of the fire station and within 1000 feet of a fire hydrant. Those not meeting that criteria ... More»