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Coordinates: 32°49′01″N 114°50′20″W / 32.81694°N 114.83889°W / 32.81694; -114.83889

Ogilby, California
Country United States
State California
County Imperial County
Founded 1877
Elevation
364 ft (111 m)
Area codes 442/707
FIPS code 06-53420
GNIS feature ID 252950

Ogilby (formerly, Oglesby) is a ghost town in Imperial County, California, United States. Ogilby is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 42 miles (68 km) east of El Centro, and 3.8 miles (6.1 km) north of Interstate 8 on County Road S34. The name is official for federal use, and a feature ID number of 252950 has been assigned. Ogilby is defined by the US Geological Survey as a populated place at 356 feet (109 m) AMSL elevation. NAD27 latitude and longitude are listed at 32°49′01″N 114°50′20″W / 32.81694°N 114.83889°W / 32.81694; -114.83889 on the "Ogilby, California" 7.5-minute quadrangle (map). It is included in the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District. It lies at an elevation of 364 feet (111 m).

History

Ogilby was founded as a railroad stop for the Southern Pacific in 1877, and served as a supply point for the mining communities of Glamis, Hedges, and Tumco. The Oglesby post office operated for part of 1880. The Ogilby post office operated from 1890 to 1895, moving in 1892, and from 1898 to 1942. The name honors E.R. Ogilby, mine promoter. Parts of the second Plank Road were assembled in Ogilby. The town was abandoned by 1961.

Nearby

Ogilby lies along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks east of Algodones Dunes.

Ogilby Hills, to the southeast, have summits in the 600–800-foot (180–240 m) AMSL range.

A Catholic cemetery exists to the south and west of the railroad line at 32°48′55″N 114°50′20″W / 32.81528°N 114.83889°W / 32.81528; -114.83889.

The closest city is Yuma, Arizona, at about 25 miles (40 km) driving distance.

The international border with Mexico lies about 9 miles (14 km) in a straight line to the south. The Arizona state line lies about 7 miles (11 km) southeast.

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