|Elevation||364 ft (111 m)|
Ogilby (formerly, Oglesby) is an unincorporated community in Imperial County, California. Ogilby is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 42 miles (68 km) east of El Centro, and 3.8 miles north of Interstate 8 on County Road S34. 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 on the "Ogilby, California" 7.5-minute quadrangle (map). It is included in the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District. It lies at an elevation of 364 feet (111 m).
Ogilby lies along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks east of Algodones Dunes. 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.
The closest city is Yuma, Arizona at about 25 miles driving distance.
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 is represented by Democrat Bob Filner.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ogilby, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1450. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- "Ogilby, California," 7.5-minute quadrangle (map), US Geological Survey, 1997.
- "National Geographic Names Database," US Geological Survey, 1995.
- "Ogilby, California," "Grays Well NE, California," and "Araz, California," 7.5-minute quadrangles (maps), US Geological Survey.