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Welcome to Wendel ...

Wendel is located in Lassen County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Wendel, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1915.

Wendel is 4,010 feet [1,222 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Wendel is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Wendel lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wendel is within the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Wendel: 96136<3>

Communities Also Named Wendel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Wendel - they are located in Illinois, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wendel.

Communities near Wendel ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wendel.

  • Litchfield
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Standish
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Belfast
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belfast
    • Belfast is located in Lassen County
  • Karlo ‑ Historic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Karlo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Karlo
    • Karlo is located in Lassen County
    • Former name for Karlo:
    • Secret
  • Milford
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Patton Village
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patton Village
    • Patton Village is located in Lassen County
  • Herlong Junction
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herlong Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herlong Junction
    • Herlong Junction is located in Lassen County
  • Herlong
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Janesville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Leavitt
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leavitt
    • Leavitt is located in Lassen County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wendel. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wendel.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wendel. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wendel.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wendel. See our Newspapers Page for Wendel.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wendel ...

Looking for more information about Wendel? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wendel, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wendel.

Adding Wendel to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wendel in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Wendel was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Wendel post office opened in 1915.

We also found Wendel mentioned on a train schedule titled Southern Pacific Railroad Time Tables (July 1929).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wendel.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wendel. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Lassen, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wendel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Wendel). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wendel or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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