Wellford is a city in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,378 at the 2010 census (from 2,030 in 2000). Wellford was founded in 1840 by a man named Wellington who was building a railroad in the area. He settled and named the town Wellington. When the town was chartered on December 9, 1882 the name was changed to Wellford.
Wellford is located at 34°57′4″N 82°5′55″W / 34.95111°N 82.09861°W / 34.95111; -82.09861 (34.951087, -82.098497).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²), all of it land.