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Wellington, Texas

Wellington is the seat of Collingsworth County, named for the Duke of Wellington. Before 1890 it was one of the estates on Rocking Chair Ranch that was known to Texas cowboys as "Nobility Ranch" because of ownership by British noblemen, the Baron of Tweedmouth (Sir Dudley Coutts Majoribanks) and the Earl of Aberdeen (John Campbell Hamilton Gordon).

Today, Wellington's economy is based on grain elevators, gins, cotton compress, and small manufacturing plants.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Wellington, TX

Roaring Ranger Museum

Artifacts and abundant photos of city's oil boom days, housed in old depot. ...

Slaton Museum

Step into the city's past, and visit the old Post Office and a 1940s drug store's soda fountain. Unique photo exhibit feature...

Dundee State Fish Hatchery

Located below the dam atLake Diverson, hatchery is a research facility producing fish for public waters. Built in 1927 and op...

Boot Hill Cemetery

When Tascosa was the wide open, riotous cowboy capital of the 1880s, gunfights were traditional means for settling disputes, ...