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Blue, Arizona
Country United States
State Arizona
County Greenlee
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 36
Time zone UTC-7 (MST (no DST))
ZIP code
85922
Area code(s) 928

Blue (originally, Whittum) is an unincorporated community in Greenlee County, Arizona, United States. It lies 33°36′36″N 109°6′24″W / 33.61000°N 109.10667°W / 33.61000; -109.10667 (33.6100552, -109.1067396), at an elevation of 5,758 feet (1,755 m). The community was originally named for Nat Whittum, an original settler who was killed at the site in 1891. A post office was established at Whittum in 1894; however, its name was changed to Blue in 1898, because everyone knew where the Blue River was but Whittum was not known. Blue has a ZIP Code of 85922; in 2000, the population of the 85922 ZCTA was 36. In addition to its post office, Blue also contains a public library, and a public school serving all grade levels. For historic information on the Blue see Blue Bells book Life on the Blue River.

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Blue has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

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