- Published on Sunday, 26 February 2012 23:29
- Written by Mark Wright
Wellington, Ohio is located 50 minutes southwest of Cleveland in southern Lorain County. Originally settled in 1818 by five men from Connecticut and New York, Wellington has a rich history filled with action and excitement. Today, Wellington has managed to maintain its rural charm without falling behind the times. Surrounded by farmland and inhabited by approximately 4,800 residents, this is a village where downhome manners still matter, kids still play freely outside, and yes, everyone knows your name. Businesses, industries, and organizations have come and gone over the years, but there is plenty here and the groundwork for more growth in the future is being planned and constructed.
The Village of Wellington, Ohio is located at the intersection of State Routes 58 and 18 in Southern Lorain County, which gives quick and easy access to the Ohio Turnpike, US 224, US 20, I-480, and I-71. Wellington is also served by two railroads that make shipping nationally and internationally a breeze. Wellington sits on CSX Transportation's mainline between New York and Chicago, and Wheeling & Lake Erie's mainline between Pittsburgh and Toledo.
Wellington has a traditional downtown area with dozens of storefronts, a library, town hall, churches, a park, and more. The downtown area has been revitalized in recent years thanks to the hard work and grant writing skills of Main Street Wellington and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.
The Village of Wellington has completed a long-term growth plan to both promote and control growth in the village. You can read more about these exciting plans on the Village Info page.