Blanchard, Idaho

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Blanchard, Idaho
Census-designated place
Location of Blanchard in Bonner County, Idaho.
Location of Blanchard in Bonner County, Idaho.
Blanchard, Idaho is located in Idaho
Blanchard, Idaho
Blanchard, Idaho
Location of Blanchard in Bonner County, 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
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyBonner
Area
 • Total1.530 sq mi (3.96 km2)
 • Land1.484 sq mi (3.84 km2)
 • Water0.046 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation
2,287 ft (697 m)
Population
 • Total261
 • Density170/sq mi (66/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
83804
Area code(s)208
GNIS feature ID396151[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]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

History[edit]

A post office called White[5] was established in 1903, but in 1908, the name was changed to Blanchard.[6] The present name honors John Blanchard, a pioneer settler.[5]

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. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Bonner County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 15 October 2015.