Stendal, Indiana

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Stendal, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Stendal is located in Indiana
Stendal
Stendal
Stendal is located in the US
Stendal
Stendal
Coordinates: 38°16′0″N 87°8′40″W / 38.26667°N 87.14444°W / 38.26667; -87.14444Coordinates: 38°16′0″N 87°8′40″W / 38.26667°N 87.14444°W / 38.26667; -87.14444
Country United States
State Indiana
County Pike
Township Lockhart
Elevation[1] 610 ft (190 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47585
Area code(s) 812
GNIS feature ID 444123

Stendal is an unincorporated community in southern Lockhart Township, Pike County, Indiana, United States. It lies along State Road 257, southeast of the city of Petersburg, the county seat of Pike County.[2] Its elevation is 610 feet (186 m), and it is located at 38°16′0″N 87°8′40″W / 38.26667°N 87.14444°W / 38.26667; -87.14444 (38.2667177, -87.1444478).[3] Although Stendal is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 47585.[4]

History[edit]

Stendal was laid out in 1867, and named after Stendal, in Germany.[5] A post office has been in operation at Stendal since 1873.[6]

Stendal Aces[edit]

The athletic teams of Stendal High were known as the 'Aces.' Despite of the fact that Stendal did not have a gymnasium, the "Gym-less Wonders" won 3 Pike County Tournaments (1927–28, 1928–29 and 1929–30) behind the star power of Indiana Basketball Hall of Famer, Kern McGlothlin.[7] The Aces also won three IHSAA Sectional titles (1930–31, 1931–32 and 1938–39) in Boys' Basketball;[8] they advanced to the Finals of the 1938-39 Vincennes Regional before losing to long-time power Vincennes Lincoln.

McGlothlin would return to Stendal as the Head Coach of the Aces, following a collegiate career at Evansville College. McGlothlin would accumulate a record of 319-134; including positions at Cynthiana, Ind., Greencastle, Ind., Cannelton, Ind., and Winslow, Ind. Much of his IHSAA success came at Winslow, coaching fellow Hall of Famer, Dick Farley.

Stendal High closed in 1966. The last person to graduate was Carolyn McFarland, née Bone, Class of '66 valedictorian.

Notable people[edit]

Stendal is the hometown of former U.S. Senator Vance Hartke, who starred for the Stendal Aces basketball team in high school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. PAGE. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  3. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ Goodspeed Brothers. History of Pike and Dubois Counties, Indiana. p. 352. 
  6. ^ "Pike County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.hoopshall.com/hall-of-fame/kern-mcglothlin/?query=misc3.eq.EVANSVILLE COLLEGE&xsearch_id=HallofFame_College&xsearch[0]=EVANSVILLE COLLEGE&back=HallofFame
  8. ^ http://tnyhistory.homestead.com/files/boystny633.htm