Founded: 1871, Population: 8,411, Elevation: 1,230 feet.
Wellington is the county seat of Sumner County
. South of Wichita
along Highway 81 near Wellington Lake.
This area produces vast quantities of winter wheat and wheat is still the driving force behind the local economy. Railroads and petroleum are also significant, and manufacturing, especially aircraft parts, is growing. Wellington is fortunate in its access to transportation facilities; it's served by Interstate 35, Highways US 81 & US 160, the UP and Santa Fe railroads, and an excellent airport.
The city lake west of town has extensive parks and campgrounds. The Memorial Auditorium downtown is an impressive memorial to the veterans of World War I. The golf course along US 160 is considered one of the state's best.