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 be open 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday, January 17, 2015 for any remaining yard waste and Christmas trees in the community. The facility will then be closed until March 2, 2015.
The General Election for the City of Wellington will be held on April 7, 2015. As per KSA 25-2109, the candidate filing deadline is noon of the Tuesday preceding by 10 weeks the first Tuesday in April. The filing deadline for the 2015 Election is noon on Tuesday, January 27th. ... More»
The Governing Body of the City of Wellington has approved an Employment Agreement with Roy Eckert for the position of Wellington City Manager. The Employment Agreement was approved by the Governing Body at their regular meeting held on October 21.Eckert's career spans more than 30 years in municipal ... More»