Blanchard, Idaho

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Blanchard, Idaho
Census-designated place
Blanchard, Idaho is located in Idaho
Blanchard, Idaho
Blanchard, Idaho
Coordinates: 48°01′01″N 116°59′02″W / 48.01694°N 116.98389°W / 48.01694; -116.98389Coordinates: 48°01′01″N 116°59′02″W / 48.01694°N 116.98389°W / 48.01694; -116.98389
Country United States
State Idaho
County Bonner
Area
 • Total 1.530 sq mi (3.96 km2)
 • Land 1.484 sq mi (3.84 km2)
 • Water 0.046 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation 2,287 ft (697 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 261
 • Density 170/sq mi (66/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 83804
Area code(s) 208
GNIS feature ID 396151[1]

Blanchard is an unincorporated census-designated place in Bonner County, Idaho, United States. Blanchard is located on Idaho State Highway 41 6.5 miles (10.5 km) northwest of Spirit Lake. Blanchard has a post office with ZIP code 83804.[2] As of the 2010 census, its population was 261.[3]

History[edit]

A post office called White[4] was established in 1903, but in 1908, the name was changed to Blanchard.[5] The present name honors John Blanchard, a pioneer settler.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blanchard, Idaho
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Tudehope, Scott (Aug 25, 1980). "Naming towns in pioneer days was fast, easy - and personal". Spokane Daily Chronicle. p. 5. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bonner County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 15 October 2015.