Welcome to Wellston and our city webpage. I am Charlie Hudson, the Mayor of Wellston. We are a city, but have a small town feel and lifestyle. Wellston was named after founder Harvey Wells in 1873; it produced an abundance of coal and supplied many of the local iron furnaces.
Our strength is in our community. We have several civic groups that strengthen our “hometown” feel: The OHillCo Society celebrates our heritage annually during the 1st week of September and lights up Pride Park for the holidays; Make Wellston Beautiful manages our Rec Leagues and cleans downtown bi-annually; Rotary is deeply involved with schools and fundraising for community projects; Wellston Main Street works to bring life to and restore downtown; the Lions Club is active during all holidays; and the Black Diamond Lodge of Masons are always there when we need them. We have numerous churches of every denomination in town that also provide an abundance of support for the community.
Our largest employer is General Mills. This vibrant company employs over 900 people and is the largest producer of pizza rolls in the world. We have a variety of small shops, grocery, pharmacy, attorneys and health clinics. Our Fire Department is one of the best in southern Ohio and operates a fire school that trains new firefighters from all over the state. Wellston City Schools have facilities that are less than fifteen years old and have steadily improved over the past few years with tremendous pride and spirit. We are centrally located between Rio Grande and Ohio University which makes an easy thirty-minute commute for those wishing to continue their education at any age.
Our natural resources are some of our greatest assets. We have Lake Alma State Park just outside the city. We are thirty minutes from the Hocking Hills region and Lake Hope Lodge and Park. There are ample camping, hunting and fishing opportunities. Historic Buckeye Furnace and Leo Petroglyph, an historic Native American preserve, are fifteen minutes away. Our Rec League ballfields are some of the best in southern Ohio with hundreds of children and teenagers playing ball and soccer each summer.
We are aggressively working on our infrastructure to insure we are ready for the future. At the same time, we are addressing store front buildings and homes so we can provide places for business to expand while offering affordable housing.
I invite you to come visit us, stop into our historic City Building and say hello. The door is always open.
Come make Wellston YOUR hometown!
The City of Wellston is an equal opportunity provider and employer
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