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Wellston is a small town located in Jackson County in south-central Ohio. The population is approximately 6,000 residents. Wellston is conveniently located within a two-hour drive of five major cities and near seven interstate highways. It's a great place for a getaway, set in the rural, peaceful countryside. Wellston is home to several beautiful city parks that offer baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and swimming. There are two public golf courses in Franklin County, including Fairgreens, built in 1925. Fairgreens is a mature parkland course which features bent grass, watered fairways, fast running greens and lush tees. Swimming pool, tennis courts, function rooms, corporate entertainment/rates for golf and meetings, restaurant available in the 1920s Clubhouse. Other recreational opportunities include the Wellston Bike Path, which begins near the intersections of Broadway and Railroad Avenue at Pride Park. Jackson is home to the Jackson County Apple Festival, usually held the third full week of September. This festival is considered to be one of the finest festivals in the State of Ohio and people travel from all over the Midwestern United States to attend.

Surrounding areas: Hocking Hills, Ohio (23.2 mi), Athens, Ohio (27.1 mi), Gallipolis, Ohio (28.0 mi), Chillicothe, Ohio (28.1 mi), Burr Oak, Ohio (38.8 mi), Circleville, Ohio (39.7 mi)

Wellston Vacation Rentals

Wellston Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Simmons Motel812 S Penn Ave & 8TH StWellston, OH (740) 384-3230
Jackson Motor Inn346 E Broadway StJackson, OH7.0 mi.(740) 286-3258
Red Roof Inn1000 Acy AveJackson, OH7.4 mi.(740) 288-1200
Comfort Inn605 E Main StJackson, OH7.5 mi.(740) 286-7581
Days Inn Jackson972 E Main StJackson, OH7.8 mi.(740) 286-3464
Amerihost Inns & Suites800 W Emmitt AveWaverly, OH24.5 mi.(740) 941-4678
Comfort Inn7525 US 23Piketon, OH26.1 mi.(740) 289-3000
Ohio University Inn331 Richland AveAthens, OH26.5 mi.(740) 593-6661
Country Hearth Inn1135 E Main StChillicothe, OH26.8 mi.(888) 395-4289
Holiday Inn Express1003 E Main StChillicothe, OH26.9 mi.(740) 779-2424
Mason MotelRt 33Mason, WV27.9 mi.(304) 773-9000
Super 8 Motel321 Upper Riv RdGallipolis, OH28.0 mi.(740) 446-8080
Days Inn Athens330 Columbus RdAthens, OH28.1 mi.(740) 592-4000
Chillicothe Inn24 N BRG StChillicothe, OH28.1 mi.(740) 774-2512
Comfort Inn20 N PLZ BlvdChillicothe, OH28.1 mi.(740) 775-3500
Amerihost Inn & Suites Athens20 Home StAthens, OH28.2 mi.(740) 594-3000
Best Western Adena Inn1250 N Bridge StChillicothe, OH28.5 mi.(740) 775-7000
Comfort Inn20 N Plaza BlvdChillicothe, OH28.5 mi.(740) 775-3500
Hampton Inn And Suites100 N Plaza BlvdChillicothe, OH28.6 mi.(740) 773-1616
Holiday Inn Express Logan Oh30732 Lake Logan RdLogan, OH29.2 mi.(740) 385-7700
Amerihost Inn12819 State Rt 664Logan, OH29.6 mi.(740) 385-1700
Holiday Inn Express12916 Grey StLogan, OH29.6 mi.(740) 385-7700
Inn At Cedar Falls21190 SR 374Logan, OH29.6 mi.(614) 985-7489
Shawnee Inn30916 LK Logan RdLogan, OH29.6 mi.(740) 385-5674
Super 8 Motel2091 East State StAthens, OH29.8 mi.(740) 594-4900

Wellston Weather & Climate

Southeast Ohio has a distinct four-season climate. This region is located in the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau, surrounded by hills and river valley. Summers in southeast Ohio are warm and humid. Temperatures are slightly warmer in this region than in northern Ohio, although milder in the eastern highlands. The growing season is also longer here than the rest of the state. More than half of the precipitation occurs from May to October. Winters in southern Ohio are cool to cold. Snowfall varies greatly year to year. Blizzards, ice storms and freezing rain are all a possibility, although there are also often mild periods during winter. Spring has a mix of weather, from sunny and mild to cool and rainy. Autumn is the sunniest season of the year with mild days and crisp, cool evenings.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 37°F 19°F 3.04 in. -
February 42°F 21°F 2.84 in. -
March 53°F 29°F 3.74 in. -
April 64°F 37°F 3.53 in. -
May 73°F 47°F 4.49 in. -
June 81°F 57°F 4.02 in. -
July 84°F 62°F 4.37 in. -
August 83°F 60°F 4.40 in. -
September 76°F 52°F 3.12 in. -
October 65°F 40°F 2.85 in. -
November 53°F 32°F 3.32 in. -
December 41°F 24°F 3.23 in. -

Wellston Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Rickenbacker International airport (LCK) located about 52 miles northwest of Wellston in Columbus, Ohio, Tri State Milton J Ferguson Field (HTS) located approximately 52 miles south of Wellston in Huntington, West Virginia, the Mid Ohio Valley Regional airport (PKB) located roughly 60 miles east of Wellston in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the Port Columbus International airport (CMH) located around 63 miles northwest of Wellston in Columbus, Ohio, and finally the Airborne Airpark airport (ILN) located about 70 miles west of Wellston in Wilmington, Ohio.

Wellston Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Camden ParkHuntingtonWV48.9 mi.
Wyandot LakePowellOH77.1 mi.
Water Parks
Wyandot Lake Amusement & Water ParkPowellOH77.1 mi.
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH96.5 mi.
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH103.2 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH103.2 mi.
Mohican WaterslideLoudonvilleOH105.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Oaks Golf ClubLimaOH22.6 mi.
Springbrook Golf ClubLimaOH22.6 mi.
Tamarac Golf ClubLimaOH22.6 mi.
Elm Golf CourseAthensOH23.4 mi.
Waverly Golf ClubWaverlyOH24.0 mi.
Big Beaver Creek Golf ClubPiketonOH26.0 mi.
Cliffside Golf ClubGallipolisOH27.9 mi.
Dogwood Hills Golf CourseChillicotheOH27.9 mi.
Jaycee Public Golf CourseChillicotheOH27.9 mi.
Running Fox Golf CourseChillicotheOH27.9 mi.
Riverside Golf CourseMasonWV28.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Canaan ValleyDavisWV92.8 mi.
Mad River MountainZanesfieldOH103.7 mi.
SnowtrailsMansfieldOH113.0 mi.
State Parks
Lake Alma State ParkOH1.7 mi. 
Lake Hope State ParkOH17.3 mi. 
Hocking Hills State ParkOH21.2 mi. 
Scioto Trail State ParkOH23.3 mi. 
Lake White State ParkOH25.7 mi. 
Great Seal State ParkOH27.2 mi. 
Lake Logan State ParkOH28.4 mi. 
Tu-Endie-Wei State ParkWV29.3 mi. 
Strouds Run State ParkOH30.8 mi. 
Tarlton State ParkOH32.9 mi. 
Burr Oak State ParkOH38.9 mi. 
A W Marion State ParkOH39.4 mi. 
Museum of Radio and TechnologyHuntingtonWV48.9 mi.(Technology)
Motts Military MuseumGroveportOH55.4 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Columbus ZooColumbusOH63.0 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH68.7 mi.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH103.2 mi.
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV116.3 mi.

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