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Blue, Arizona

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Coordinates: 33°36′36″N 109°06′24″W / 33.610055°N 109.10674°W / 33.610055; -109.10674

Blue, Arizona
Coordinates: 32.9316684 N, -109.2139416 W
CountryUnited States
 • Total36
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST (no DST))
ZIP code
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.[1] Blue has a ZIP Code of 85922; in 2000, the population of the 85922 ZCTA was 36.[2] In addition to its post office, Blue also contains a public library, and a public school serving all grade levels.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blue, Arizona
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved July 13, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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