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.
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07/02 Coming to The area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival,
OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.