Wellington is located southeast of Amarillo
along US 62/83 near the Oklahoma border. The seat of Collingsworth County
, Wellington has continued as a ranching and farming center, with several gins and grain elevators.
Located there are manufacturers of mattresses, concrete, and railroad spikes. By 1970 the town had a modern high school, a new hospital and clinic, a public park, a golf course, a county library, a county historical museum, and ninety businesses. The population was 3,137 in 1960, 2,884 in 1970, and 3,043 in 1980 (then two-thirds of the county's residents). In 1990 the population was 2,546.