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Blaisdell, Arizona
Populated place
Blaisdell, Arizona is located in Arizona
Blaisdell, Arizona
Blaisdell, Arizona
Location in Arizona
Blaisdell, Arizona is located in the United States
Blaisdell, Arizona
Blaisdell, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Arizona
County Yuma
180 ft (55 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s) 520
FIPS code 04-06890
GNIS feature ID 24326

Blaisdell is a populated place situated in Yuma County, Arizona, United States, which was named after Hiram W. Blaisdell, who had been in charge of the construction of two nearby canals. It has an estimated elevation of 180 feet (55 m) above sea level. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad's Sunset Route and U.S. Route 95 12 miles east of Yuma.

The Blaisdell Post Office was established on March 23, 1896.

Blaisdell, with its railroad connection, served as a strategically important link to the short-lived gold rush town of Fortuna, located approximately 15 miles away. There was a stagecoach and road freight link, as well as a four-inch iron water pipeline, as Fortuna lacked its own supply. Blaisdell is currently mainly an industrial area.

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