Wellman

Wellman is on U.S. Highway 62/385 and Farm roads 213 and 303, in southwest Terry County. It originated as a shipping point on the South Plains and Santa Fe Railway in 1918 and was named for a railroad official. A four-room schoolhouse was built in 1923. In 1925 Wellman opened a post office, which was still operating in the 1980s. The first church was built in 1928 by the Church of Christ. In 1936 Wellman had a post office, four stores, and forty residents. The population was 200 in 1940 and remained steady with 239 residents in 1980 and 1990.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

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Place type

Wellman is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.04697910
    Longitude
    -102.42743000

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

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Population Counts

Wellman
Pop. Year Source
199 2019 Texas Demographic Center
203 2010 Texas Demographic Center
203 2000 Texas Demographic Center
239 1990 Texas Demographic Center