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Wendell NC Real Estate

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Wendell, NC is an up-and-coming satellite town of Raleigh, located in Wake County. This community had a population of 5,845 at the 2010 Census. Although Wendell was not officially incorporated until 1903, the community was actually settled around the 1850s after farmers in Granville County migrated to the area after a bad planting season known as the Granville County Wilt.

Over time, a small village grew and residents asked local school teacher M.A. Griffin to help choose a name for the community. The school teacher suggested the name Wendell in honor of one of his favorite poets, Oliver Wendell Holmes. The name stuck. By 1891, the community had its own post office, which has since been restored by the Wendell Historical Society. Other historic markers in the community still in existence today in Wendell include:

  • Hephzibah Baptist Church, founded in 1809.
  • Wendell Clarion, the community’s first newspaper, which was founded in 1911.

In addition, the community has four buildings and an entire district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Those are:

  • Dr. Thomas H. Avera House
  • Harmony Plantation
  • Riley Hill School
  • Sunnyside
  • The Wendell Commercial Historic District

Recreational Amenities in Wendell

The town of Wendell offers residents access to three recreational parks and facilities:

  •  Wendell Park
  • Wendell Community Center
  • J. Ashley Wall Town Center

What’s more, the town hosts a number of annual events, including the Harvest Festival in October and the International Food Festival in September.

And thanks to its location within Wake County, Wendell is synced up to an extensive system of public transportation options, which includes:

  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • Interstate I-40 and U.S. 64
  • Amtrak stations in Raleigh and Selma
  • Triangle Transit Authority bus system


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Wendell, NC Public Education

The Wake County community of Wendell is served by the Wake County Public School district.

Specifically, residents living in Wendell attend:

  • Lake Myra Elementary
  • Carver Elementary School
  • Wendell Elementary School
  • Archer Lodge Middle School
  • Wendell Middle School
  • East Wake High School.

What’s more, the town is also home to the Southeastern Free Will Baptist College, a post-secondary institution.

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