Wellington, Nevada

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Wellington
Wellington is located in Nevada
Wellington
Wellington
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 38°45′20″N 119°22′34″W / 38.75556°N 119.37611°W / 38.75556; -119.37611Coordinates: 38°45′20″N 119°22′34″W / 38.75556°N 119.37611°W / 38.75556; -119.37611
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
CountyLyon
Elevation
4,836 ft (1,474 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
89444
GNIS feature ID848674
Reference no.74

Wellington (also Wellingtons or Wellingtons Station) is an unincorporated town in southwestern Lyon County, Nevada, United States. It lies along State Route 208, southwest of the city of Yerington, the county seat of Lyon County.[1] Its elevation is 4,836 feet (1,474 m).[2] Although it is unincorporated, Wellington has a post office with the ZIP code of 89444,[3]

History[edit]

A post office was first established at Wellington in 1865.[4] The community was named after one Major Wellington, a businessperson in the stagecoach industry.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 64.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wellington, Nevada, Geographic Names Information System, 1980-12-12. Accessed 2008-02-27.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wellington Post Office
  5. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 49.

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