Blaine, Washington

city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States

Blaine is a city in Washington in the United States (USA). It is in Whatcom County. The Peace Arch Park is located there.[5]

Blaine, Washington
From top: view of Blaine from Canada–United States border, view of U.S Port of entry, Welcome to the United States of America
The Peace Arch City
Blaine is Where America Begins
Location in the state of Washington and Whatcom County
Location in the state of Washington and Whatcom County
Coordinates: 48°59′17″N 122°44′37″W / 48.98806°N 122.74361°W / 48.98806; -122.74361
Country United States
State Washington
IncorporatedMay 20, 1890
 • MayorBonnie Onyon
 • Total8.62 sq mi (22.32 km2)
 • Land5.61 sq mi (14.52 km2)
 • Water3.01 sq mi (7.79 km2)
53 ft (16 m)
 • Total4,684
 • Estimate 
 • Density947.21/sq mi (365.72/km2)
 Demonym: Blaineite
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
98230 (home delivery) and 98231 (post office boxes)
Area code360
FIPS code53-06505
GNIS feature ID2409860 [4]
Highways I-5
SR 543
SR 548

Blaine is located on the International border between Canada and the USA.

The first name of Blaine was Concord. The name was changed in 1884 in honor of James G. Blaine (1830-1893), a Republican leader.[6]

References change

  1. "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. "Alleged human-smuggling operation may have brought hundreds of Chinese migrants across B.C. border | National Post". June 20, 2019.
  6. Blaine - Thumbnail History -