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Bylas, Arizona
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Arizona
County Graham
Indian Reservation San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
Area
 • Total 4.404 sq mi (11.41 km2)
 • Land 4.384 sq mi (11.35 km2)
 • Water 0.020 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 2,608 ft (795 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,962
 • Density 445.50/sq mi (172.01/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Bylas is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Graham County, Arizona, United States, within the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,962. The community has a medical clinic, a police substation, and a market. Bylas is an Apache settlement divided into two communities, one of the White Mountain Apache, the other of San Carlos and Southern Tonto Apache. It is named for Bylas (a.k.a. Bailish) an chief of the Eastern White Mountain Apache band.

Geography

Bylas is located at 33°8′19″N 110°7′30″W / 33.13861°N 110.125°W / 33.13861; -110.125 (33.1386688, -110.1250875), at an elevation of 2,608 feet (795 m).

People

  • Chesley Goseyun Wilson, Apache fiddle maker and player, National Heritage Award winner (1989)

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