Wellington is located in the northern part of the state of Florida and a village situated in the west of West Palm Beach. Wellington is not a village under the typical definition of the term village in the United States. However, it was referred to officially as the "Village of Wellington." An accountant from Massachusetts arrived in the area and purchased about 16,000 acres of swampland that is located in the south of Florida named Charles Oliver Wellington. Wellington called his property Flying Cow Ranch since he was an aviator and the initials of his name spell as COW. The ranch that he owns was protected against the floodwaters from the Everglades after the United States Army Corps of Engineers then constructed a property going to the south between 1952 to 1953.
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