Sumner County is located in south central Kansas, twenty-five miles south of Wichita and abutting the Oklahoma border. The County has a total area of 1,185 miles at an elevation of approximately 1,230 feet. It is easily accessible by land, air, and rail as it is serviced by Interstate 35, State Highways 81, 160 and 166; Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport, Wellington Airport and several smaller airports; two Class I railroads – UP and BNSF and two shortlines - the K&O - http://www.watcocompanies.com/railroads/ko/ko.htm and Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad -http://www.blackwellrr.com .
Sumner County, with Wellington as its county seat, is well situated in the middle of the United States just a short distance to many major cities.
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Distances to Major Cities
Oklahoma City - 135 miles/2 hrs 11 mins
Tulsa - 150 miles/2 hrs 23 mins
Kansas City - 224 miles/3 hrs 31 mins
Dallas - 337 miles/5 hrs 27 mins
Denver - 551 miles/8 hrs 22 mins
Memphis - 551 miles/8 hrs 24 mins
Chicago - 753 miles/11 hrs 48 mins