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Welcome to Wadena ...

Wadena is located in Benton County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Wadena, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

Wadena is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Wadena lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Wadena (for example, toward Milford (IL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for Wadena: (765)

Communities Also Named Wadena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Wadena - they are located in Iowa, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Saskatchewan.

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

Communities near Wadena ...

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

  • Rensselaer
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Fowler
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Kentland
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentland
    • Kentland is located in Newton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,650 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kentland <3>
  • Otterbein
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otterbein have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otterbein
    • Otterbein is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,258 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Otterbein <3>
  • Oxford
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
    • Oxford is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,145 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford <3>
  • Remington
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Remington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Remington
    • Remington is located in Jasper County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,140 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Remington <3>
  • Morocco
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morocco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morocco
    • Morocco is located in Newton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,086 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morocco <3>
  • Goodland
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Wolcott
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolcott have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolcott
    • Wolcott is located in White County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 970 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolcott <3>
  • Brook
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brook
    • Brook is located in Newton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 941 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brook <3>

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 Wadena. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wadena.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wadena. 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 Wadena.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wadena ...

Looking for more information about Wadena? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Wadena, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Wadena.

Adding Wadena to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wadena 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 Wadena was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Wadena post office opened in 1883.

We also found Wadena in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wadena.

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

The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Benton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wadena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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