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Welcome to Wendell ...

Wendell is located in Franklin County<1>.

The location of Wendell has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wendell has a population of 875 people<3> (see below for details).

Wendell was settled in 1754 and was incorporated in 1781.

Wendell is 1,160 feet [354 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Wendell: (978) & (351)<5>

The ZIP code for Wendell: 01379<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wendell had an population of 875 people. This is an increase of 3.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wendell had a population of 848 people. This makes Wendell the county's 20th most populous community.

The population of Wendell represents 0.01% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 331st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 848 people, the population of Wendell decreased 14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 986 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wendell.

Communities Also Named Wendell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Wendell - they are located in Idaho, Kansas (2), Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Texas.

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

Communities near Wendell ...

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

  • Amherst [Hampshire County]
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    • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Wendell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,643 people
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  • Northampton [Hampshire County]
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    • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Wendell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,362 people
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  • Greenfield [Franklin County]
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    • Greenfield [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Wendell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,241 people
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  • Belchertown [Hampshire County]
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    • Belchertown [Hampshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Wendell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,103 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belchertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Athol [Worcester County]
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      • Athol [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Wendell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,698 people
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    • Montague [Franklin County]
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      • Montague [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the west of Wendell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,203 people
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    • Templeton [Worcester County]
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      • Templeton [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Wendell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Templeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Orange [Franklin County]
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      • Orange [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northeast of Wendell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,581 people
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    • Barre [Worcester County]
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      • Barre [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Wendell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,574 people
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    • Hadley [Hampshire County]
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      • Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Wendell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,327 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hadley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hadley

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wendell ...

Looking for more information about Wendell? 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 Wendell, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Wendell.

Adding Wendell to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Wendell was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Wendell on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wendell on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Massachusetts

About Franklin County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wendell.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wendell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<6>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 Wendell). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wendell or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wendell) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wendell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WendellOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wendell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5481, Longitude: -72.3968       In this case, the coordinates for Wendell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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