Town of Wellton, AZ

Wellton History

Founded in 1878, Wellton was initially known as "Well Town," named for water wells drilled to supply the railroad. It was incorporated as a town almost a century later, in 1970.

Located east of Yuma on the opposite side of the Gila Mountains, Wellton's primary industry is agriculture. However, it draws growing numbers of winter visitors attracted to the community's slower, easygoing lifestyle.

Wellton's growth and increasing popularity among winter residents have required the town to add amenities recently, including a Family Services Center, the 18hole Butterfield Golf Course, a community center, and N.D. & Katie Kline Pool gives residents a cool respite from the summer heat. Golfers who like to tee off in the desert can also play 18 holes at the Links at Coyote Wash on the south side of Interstate 8.

The town also has a branch of Yuma County's library system and a museum - the Wellton-Mohawk Fine Arts and Historical Association. In addition, Arizona Western College has built a branch campus in Wellton to serve town residents and other East County areas.

Town of Wellton website:

Wellton Town Hall
28634 W. Oakland Ave.
Wellton, AZ 85356
Phone: (928) 785-3348

Wellton Fire Department
29118 E. Los Angeles Ave.
Wellton, AZ 85356
Phone: (928) 785-3340

*For emergencies, dial 9-1-1

Wellton Police Department
28618 W. Oakland Ave.
Wellton, AZ 85356
Phone: (928) 785-4887

*For emergencies, dial 9-1-1