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Maricopa County, Arizona

85224, 85225, 85226, 85248, 85249

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Page Contents for Chandler, Arizona

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts


Directly south of Mesa and slightly south and east of Phoenix
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dry and warm much of the year.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Chandler.

Dr. Alexander John Chandler purchased 80 acres of land south of Mesa in the Salt River Valley from the federal government in 1891. It wasn't very many years that Chandler became a trade center for surrounding farms. Incorporated in 1920 as a town, it was upgraded to city statusin 1954.
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The settling of Chandler

1891, by Dr. Alexander John Chandler, the first veterinary surgeon for the territory of Arizona

The founding of Chandler

May 17, 1912

The incorporation of Chandler

May of 1920 (town), 24 May 1954 (city)


Chandler Ostrich Festival

Arizona Railway Museum
399 N. Delaware St.
Chandler, AZ 85224
Phone: (480) 821-1108
Send Mail to:
PO BOX 842
Chandler, AZ 85224

The Chandler Museum
178 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Chandler, Arizona 85244
Phone: 480-782-2717

The Chandler Symphony

There are many places to go and things to see in the area. Among these are:
Arizona Chamber Symphony
Arizona Opera (also in Tucson)
Desert Botanical Garden
Chandler Center for the Arts
Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Arts
Grady Gammage Auditorium (at ASU)
Nelson Fine Arts Center (at ASU)
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Symphony
Phoenix Zoo
Red River Opry
Taliesin West, former summer home of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Outdoor recreation abounds in the area. Among the offerings are:
The Arizona Cardinals (NFL Football)
Phoenix Suns (NBA Basketball)
Arizona Diamondbacks (Major League Baseball)
Phoenix Coyotes (NHL Hockey)
Arizona Rattlers (Arena Football)
Cactus League (professional baseball spring training)
Professional golf tournaments during the season
Phoenix Greyhound Park Racing
Phoenix International Raceway
Golf Courses - 25 within 15 minutes
The Fiesta Bowl

The Vision Gallery
The Vision Gallery is a non-profit fine arts gallery representing over two-hundred local and national artists. The Vision Gallery continues an on-going program called KIDZ ART, workshops are offered in all mediums to children free of charge. All workshops require parental registration. 480-917-6859.
As a part of raising awareness of the visual arts within our community we produce several events annually. See Chandler Community Events
The Vision Gallery is the visual arts program managed by the Chandler Cultural Foundation, which manages the Chandler Center for the Arts. The Vision Gallery is located in Chandler's historic city center, at 80 South San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225. For more information about our programs contact us at (480)-917-6859.
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Chandler City Government

City of Chandler
City Council
25 S. Arizona Place, Suite 301
Chandler, AZ 85225
Phone: (480) 786-2200


Maricopa County

Chandler Historical Events

24 May 1954
Chandler became an official city on this date.

May 1920
A vote was taken by the residents of Chandler. They voted to become the incorporated town of Chandler, Arizona.

17 May 1912
Dr. Alexander John Chandler opened the Townsite office to sell sites on his "Chandler Ranch".

Chandler Chamber

Chandler Chamber of Commerce
25 South Arizona Place, Suite 201
Chandler, Arizona 85225
Phone (480) 963-4571
Fax (480) 963-0188

Chandler Community Events

Ongoing Vision Kidz Program
Place: Vision Gallery at 80 South San Marcos Place
Time: 10 am to 5 pm, Sat & Sun.
Sponsored by: Chandler Cultural Foundation, the Vision Gallery
Classes are offered to the Phoenix metropolitan community free of charge to the participants.
This program is designed to promote diversity in arts application, featuring workshops in drawing, watercolor, batik, ceramics, and every medium imaginable. Our workshops are designed to inspire a child's creativity and set an example of how art can be applied to our daily lives.

Chandler Organizations

Chandler Chamber of Commerce
25 South Arizona Place, Suite 201
Chandler, Arizona 85225
Phone (480) 963-4571
Fax (480) 963-0188

Chandler Libraries

Maricopa County Library District
Administrative Office
2700 North Central Avenue, Suite 700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Phone: 602-652-3000

Chandler Schools

Chandler Unified School District
1525 W. Frye Rd.
Chandler, Arizona 85224
Phone: 480-812-7000
Fax: 480-812-7015

Gilbert Arts Academy
862 E. Elliot Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: 480-325-6100


Chandler-Gilbert Community College
2626 East Pecos Road
Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499
Phone: 480-732-7000
Fax: 480-734-7090 Chandler


The population of Chandler was:
1998 - 137,000
2000 - 170,000

All of Arizona is on the Mountain Standard Time - year round. When other parts of the country go on daylight savings time, Arizona remains on standard time.

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