Ogilby, California facts for kids
|Elevation||364 ft (111 m)|
|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 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).
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.
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 .
The closest city is Yuma, Arizona, at about 25 miles (40 km) driving distance.
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