Wendling, Oregon

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Unincorporated community
The historic Wendling Bridge, a covered bridge
The historic Wendling Bridge, a covered bridge
Wendling is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 44°11′36″N 122°47′51″W / 44.19333°N 122.79750°W / 44.19333; -122.79750Coordinates: 44°11′36″N 122°47′51″W / 44.19333°N 122.79750°W / 44.19333; -122.79750
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Elevation 646 ft (197 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97454
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1136886

Wendling is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States, located northeast of Marcola.[1] Wendling's post office operated from 1899 to 1952.[2] It was named for George X. Wendling, a local lumberman.[3][4]

A rail line from Coburg, passing through Springfield and Natron, was later extended over Willamette Pass. A branch from Springfield to Wendling was constructed in 1902.[5]


  1. ^ "Wendling". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lane County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 1020–1021. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  4. ^ "Names of Lane County Communities Reveal Interesting Histories, Anecdotes". Eugene Register-Guard. 4 January 1942. p. 4. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Leslie M. Scott: History of the narrow gauge railroad in the Willamette Valley. June 1919, Oregon Historical Quarterly.