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Coordinates: 32°59′51″N 115°04′19″W / 32.9975°N 115.07194°W / 32.9975; -115.07194

—  Unincorporated community  —
Glamis is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 32°59′51″N 115°04′19″W / 32.9975°N 115.07194°W / 32.9975; -115.07194
Country United States
State California
County Imperial County
Elevation [1] 335 ft (102 m)

Glamis is an unincorporated community in Imperial County, California.[1] It is located 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Holtville,[2] at an elevation of 335 feet (102 m).[1]

Glamis is one of a series of former railroad stops along the eastern edge of the Algodones Dunes, located where the railway crosses State Route 78; other former stops in this area include Acolita, Clyde, Ruthven and Ogilby.

Glamis has virtually no permanent structures aside from the "Glamis Store" and "Boardmanville Trading Post". Both of which offer supplies, especially fuel, for some of the hundreds of thousands of recreational visitors each year (many of them ORV users) that pass through the Algodones Dunes and the associated Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, which is located in the southern portion of the dune system. The name "Glamis" or "Glamis Dunes" is often used to refer to either or both of these areas, though technically this is incorrect.

Glamis post office operated from 1886 to 1888, from 1899 to 1901, from 1917 to 1920, from 1921 to 1923, and from 1940.[2] Glamis' ZIP Code is 92283.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Glamis, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1421. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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