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The city of Wellman is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Wellman is located in Terry County<1>.

The location of Wellman has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Wellman, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1925.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wellman has a population of 203 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Wellman is 3,340 feet [1,018 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Wellman is about ¾ mile [or 1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Wellman lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Wellman (for example, toward Lovington (NM)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The telephone area code for Wellman: (806)

The ZIP code for Wellman: 79378<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wellman had an population of 203 people.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wellman had a population of 203 people. This makes Wellman the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 203 people, the population of Wellman has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 203 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wellman.

Communities Also Named Wellman ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Wellman - they are located in Iowa, Mississippi, Ohio and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wellman.

Communities near Wellman ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wellman.

  • Brownfield
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Seagraves
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Loop
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Tokio ‑ Historic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • White City ‑ Historic
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
    • White City is located in Gaines County
  • Welch
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch
    • Welch is located in Dawson County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch <6>
  • Denver City
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
  • Meadow
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
  • Lockettville
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockettville
    • Lockettville is located in Hockley County
  • Plains
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wellman. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wellman.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wellman. See our Newspapers Page for Wellman.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wellman ...

Looking for more information about Wellman? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wellman, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wellman.

Adding Wellman to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wellman in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Wellman was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Wellman post office opened in 1925.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wellman.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wellman. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Terry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wellman.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wellman - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wellman). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wellman or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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