Towns & Places:
Hunnewell – Ghost Town
Wellington – County Seat
Sumner County, Kansas, located in the south-central part of the state, was created from parts of Marion and Butler Counties on February 26, 1867. It was named in honor of Charles Sumner, a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, who strongly advocated for Kansas to become a Free State.
The county seat is Wellington. As of the 2020 census, the population was 22,382.
©Kathy Alexander/Legends of Kansas, July 2022.