About Blue, Arizona

Coordinates: 33°36?36?N 109°06?24?W? / ?33.6100552°N 109.1067396°W? / 33.6100552; -109.1067396Blue (also Whittum) is an unincorporated community in Greenlee County, Arizona, United States. It lies 33°36?36?N 109°6?24?W? / ?33.61°N 109.10667°W? / 33.61; -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. Blue has a ZIP Code of 85922; in 2000, the population of the 85922 ZCTA was 36 .

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