Wellington was established as a stage station in 1861, when a bridge was built over the West Walker River. It was also the location where several different routes converged into one road south to Aurora. A post office opened at Wellington on March 17, 1865, which has operated almost continously since. In 1875, neighboring Pierce Station was opened.

As traffic to Aurora dwindled in the 1870s, Wellington gradually transitioned into an agricultural community as well as a supply point for mining activity nearby. With the advent of the automobile, a garage and service station were also built in Wellington. Today it remains a quiet community and houses most of the services for Smith Valley.

I Visited Wellington

See Also
Pierce Station