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Wellington
Collingsworth County, Texas

ZipCodes
79095




Page Contents for Wellington, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Wellington is approximately 2,189 (2002), 2189 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,299 (1990), 823 (2010).
The amount of land area in Wellington is 3.497 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Wellington is 1.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wellington to Washington DC is 1381 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 346 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wellington is positioned 34.85 degrees north of the equator and 100.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Wellington elevation is 2,038 feet above sea level.
Wellington median income is $ 23,260 (2000).
The Wellington median home price is $ 33,800 (2000).
Wellington average annual precipitation is 23.1 inches peryear.
Wellington average annual snowfall is 13.1 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 40.6 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 62.4 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 64.1 degrees F.

Location

in the Texas Panhandle about 28 miles east of Hedley and 30 miles north of Childress. Other nearby communities include Hollis (OK), Memphis, Shamrock and Gould.

Here is a map page for Wellington and the area.
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History & History Related Items

This area was first settled in 1876. The county was created in 1890 and, at that time, there was some controversy over where the county seat should be located. Nearby Pearl City was the front runner until a local ranch urged people to swing their support to Wellington. Free lots were offered to those who voted for Wellington. Needless to say, Wellington won and became the county seat. In 1910 the Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway came creating new opportunities for economic growth. At the same time, cotton became the major portion of the economy. In 1931, the Fort Worth and Denver Northern Railway came to town, the same time the new courthouse was built.

Some nice photos and information on both the old and new county courthouses in Wellington. The old courthouse was erected in 1893 while the new one was built in 1931

Good historical information from the Handbook of Texas online.

Try this history page from the city.
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Attractions