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

—  Unincorporated community  —
Ogilby is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 32°49′01″N 114°50′20″W / 32.81694°N 114.83889°W / 32.81694; -114.83889
Country United States
State California
County Imperial County
Elevation [1] 364 ft (111 m)

Ogilby (formerly, Oglesby)[2] is an unincorporated community in in Imperial County, California.[1] Ogilby is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 42 miles (68 km) east of El Centro,[2] and 3.8 miles north of Interstate 8 on County Road S34.[3] 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 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).[4] It is included in the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District. It lies at an elevation of 364 feet (111 m).[1]



The Oglesby post office operated for part of 1880.[2] The Ogilby post office operated from 1890 to 1895, moving in 1892, and from 1898 to 1942.[2] The name honors E.R. Ogilby, mine promoter.[2]


Ogilby lies along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks east of Algodones Dunes.[5] Its origin may result from the rail line, mining activity to the east, or as a path around the sand dunes before the wooden plank road in the early 1900s, and later, Interstate 8.

Ogilby Hills, to the southeast, have summits in the 600-800 foot AMSL range. [6]

A historic 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.[7]

The closest city is Yuma, Arizona at about 25 miles driving distance.

The international border with Mexico lies about 9 miles in a straight line to the south. The Arizona state line lies about 7 miles southeast. [8]


There is no ZIP Code assigned to Ogilby. The area lies within area code 760.


In the state legislature Ogilby is located in the 40th Senate District, represented by Democrat Denise Moreno Ducheny, and in the 80th Assembly District, represented by Republican Bonnie Garcia. Federally, Ogilby is located in California's 51st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +7[9] and is represented by Democrat Bob Filner.

See also


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Ogilby, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1450. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  3. ^ "Ogilby, California," 7.5-minute quadrangle (map), US Geological Survey, 1997.
  4. ^ "National Geographic Names Database," US Geological Survey, 1995.
  5. ^ "Ogilby, California," 7.5-minute quadrangle (map), US Geological Survey, 1997.
  6. ^ "Ogilby, California," 7.5-minute quadrangle (map), US Geological Survey, 1997.
  7. ^ "Ogilby, California," 7.5-minute quadrangle (map), US Geological Survey, 1997.
  8. ^ "Ogilby, California," "Grays Well NE, California," and "Araz, California," 7.5-minute quadrangles (maps), US Geological Survey.
  9. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2007-10-20.  


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