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City of Wellman

Information about the city of Wellman, Iowa.

Downtown WellmanThe town of Wellman is located in southeastern Iowa, in the northwest corner of Washington County, and has a population of approximately 1,400. The town is served by its own volunteer ambulance service and volunteer fire department, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1993. Enhanced 911 service is available in the entire area. Two municipal parks are within the city limits - The North Park provides recreational facilities including lighted tennis courts, lighted baseball diamonds, playground facilities, and a band shelter. The South Park is located along the "Smith Creek" waterway and is used extensively for horse shows and various entertainment programs. The beautiful English River winds its way just north of Wellman and provides for an abundance of sightseeing, hiking, canoeing and bird watching.

Wellman MuralFine educational facilities in the area include Mid Prairie High School and Wellman Elementary School. Iowa Mennonite High School is located a few miles northeast of Wellman. The University of Iowa and University of Iowa Hospitals are 25 miles away in Iowa City, and Kirkwood Community College is located in Cedar Rapids and with a satellite centers 16 miles away in Washington and 25 miles away in Iowa City.

Wellman City Hall-Motto: A Town That Cares

-Has one of the few remaining golf courses with sand greens.

-The annual 4th of July celebration is one of the finer family oriented events in Southeastern Iowa.

-The local weekly newspaper is the Wellman Advance.

-Centennial was celebrated in 1979.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.