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Living In Wellington


Wellington is a comfortable and welcoming Southern Kansas community, and is also the county seat of Sumner [SU] County. It offers all the charm of small town living, yet it's just a short drive to the major metropolitan city of Wichita.

The city was established in 1871 and is named for England's Duke of Wellington. It was designated as the permanent county seat of Sumner County in 1872.


Farming thrives in the area, and Wellington's fertile ground produces vast quantities of winter wheat and fall-harvested wheat.

Railroads and petroleum are also significant to our economy; and manufacturing, especially aircraft parts, is a growing industry.


Our main business street, Washington St., runs along a ridge above the valley of Slate Creek, and features several picturesque, turn-of-the-century buildings.

A special historical highlight, the Memorial Auditorium, is actually a tribute to the veterans of World War I.

A walk through downtown will lead you to several quaint shops, as well as more familiar store names.

Outside activities are abundant in our extensive network of parks and campgrounds surrounding Wellington Lake. The city also features one of the state's finest 18-hole golf courses, located along US 160.

Located nearly in the center of the country, Wellington offers convenient access from all points, north, south, east and west. Our city is served by an excellent airport, as well as Interstate 35, Highways US 81 & US 160, and the UP and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads.

Wellington By The Numbers

Founded: 1871
Population: 8650
Elevation: 1230 ft
School District: USD 353
ZIP Code: 67152
Area Code: 620-


City of Wellington
School District USD 353
Sumner County, Kansas


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