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|Elevation||1,033 ft (315 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (MST)|
|GNIS feature ID||24430|
Gillespie is a populated place situated in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is named after Frank Gillespie, a local rancher who built the nearby Gillespie Dam, as well as expanding the Enterprise Ranch. It has an estimated elevation of 1,033 feet (315 m) above sea level.
Started in 1919, Gillespie was to be built on a 72,000 acre parcel of land approximately 40 miles northwest of Gila Bend. The town was in include a hotel, sidewalks, water, lighting and other modern conveniences at a cost of $1,000,000.
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