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A Brief History


The City of Welton is located within Clinton County, Iowa. The population at the 2010 census was 165. Welton is located adjacent to Hwy 61 which bypasses the community just to the east. Prior to the expansion of Hwy 61 to a four-lane highway, it previously passed directly through the city. 

Welton is one of the communities in the Central DeWitt Community School District, which spans a large portion of central Clinton County.

For more than 40 years, the district operated Welton Elementary School to serve students in the north-central part of the district, with junior high and high school students being bused to DeWitt.

Until 1961, the school building also housed junior high and high school students as part of the Welton Independent School District; sports teams were known as the Wolverines. The junior-senior high school was closed in 1961, when Welton, along with the former Grand Mound and DeWitt school districts, consolidated to form the Central Community School District.

Welton Elementary had three buildings. The third floor of the main building had a computer laboratory, a library, and a media center. In addition to the main building, there was an art room and teacher's lounge facility, and a modular facility with two classrooms.

Welton Elementary had 217 students in the 1998–1999 school year. 

Welton Elementary closed in the summer of 2005.  April 5, 2006 the 85-year-old Welton School building was demolished.

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