Higley, Arizona Article

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Higley, Arizona
Location of Higley in Maricopa County, shown within corporate limits of Gilbert
Location of Higley in Maricopa County, shown within corporate limits of Gilbert
Coordinates: 33°18′26″N 111°43′13″W / 33.30722°N 111.72028°W / 33.30722; -111.72028
HIGLEY ARIZONA Latitude and Longitude:

33°18′26″N 111°43′13″W / 33.30722°N 111.72028°W / 33.30722; -111.72028
CountryUnited States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Time zone UTC-7 ( Mountain (MST))

Higley was an unincorporated community in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. Higley's ZIP code was 85236 until 2007, when the U.S. Postal Service decided to abolish it for physical addresses, [1] the 85236 ZIP code however remains in use for P.O. Box addresses at the Higley post office located on Ray Road. As of 2010, almost all of Higley has been annexed into Gilbert or the neighboring cities of Mesa and Queen Creek. All that remains of Higley as an independent community is the school district, Higley Unified School District.

Geography

Higley was located at 33°18′26″N 111°43′13″W / 33.30722°N 111.72028°W / 33.30722; -111.72028 (33.30729, -111.720314), [2] in the vicinity of Higley Rd. and Williams Field Rd.

History

Higley was named after one of the community’s first landowners, Stephen Weaver Higley, and originated as a plot of 40 acres (160,000 m2) purchased in 1905-1906. [3]

Notes

  1. ^ "Higley's ZIP code identity gets zapped". East Valley Tribune. 2007-06-06. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ http://www.queencreek.org/about/townhistory/StoryLinks/Higley.shtml

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