Place:Wendell, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

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NameWendell
Alt namesWendell Centersource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25002032
TypeTown
Coordinates42.533°N 72.383°W
Located inFranklin, Massachusetts, United States
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Wendell is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 848 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Wendell was first settled in 1754 and was officially incorporated in 1781. It was named after Judge Oliver Wendell of Boston. The town center has been listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.

On July 11, 2006, a strong F2 tornado moved through town, starting near Wickett Pond, traveling about , and ending about a half mile east of New Salem Road. The path varied in width from . The tornado knocked down trees, including an old maple tree, whose falling damaged gravestones in a historic cemetery in Wendell Center. While trees were downed and some structures damaged, no one was injured.

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