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|Elevation||610 ft (190 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|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. Its elevation is 610 feet (186 m), and it is located at (38.2667177, -87.1444478). Although Stendal is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 47585.
Stendal was laid out in 1867, and named after Stendal, in Germany. A post office has been in operation at Stendal since 1873.
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. The Aces also won three IHSAA Sectional titles (1930–31, 1931–32 and 1938–39) in Boys' Basketball; 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.
Stendal is the hometown of former U.S. Senator Vance Hartke, who starred for the Stendal Aces basketball team in high school.
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