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Blaine
Whatcom County, Washington

ZipCodes
98230, 98231

Motto
"The Peace Arch City"



Page Contents for Blaine, Washington

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
The population of Blaine is approximately 3,770 (2000), 4684 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,737 (2000), 1994 (2010).
The amount of land area in Blaine is 8.769 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 7.49 sq kilometers.
The distance from Blaine to Washington DC is 2515 miles.
The distance to the Washington state capital is 134 miles. (as the crow flies)
Blaine is positioned 48.98 degrees north of the equator and 122.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Blaine elevation is 77 feet above sea level.
Blaine per capita income is $ 22,849 (2000).
Blaine median income is $ 43,193 (2000).
The Blaine median home price is $ 131,800 (2000).
Blaine average annual rainfall is 36 inches per year
The average low temperature is (mean) 46 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (mean) 60 degrees F.

Location

in the northwest corner of Washington State on the border of British Columbia, Canada. Blaine is about 35 miles south of Vancouver, B.C., Canada and about 108 miles north of Seattle, Washington. Blaine has 8.7 miles of shoreline on Puget Sound
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History & History Related Items

Blaine enjoyed a short but sweet reign as a gold rush boom town. It was settled in 1856. A single name, Semiahmoo, served what would become Blaine and Semiahmoo Spit. By 1870, the Homestead Act funneled many farmers to the area, where the town became a supply center for the dairy and fishing industries.
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The settling of Blaine

1856


Attractions

Blaine is known as the Peace Arch City. The arch's foundation spans the US - Canadian border and is locaed in Peace Arch Park on Boundary Bay. The monument symbolizes almost two hundred years of peace between Canada and the USA. The Hands Across the Border ceremony celebrates this peace each year.

Community Web Portal for Blaine and the surrounding areas.

Attractions in Blaine and the area.
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Blaine City Government

City of Blaine
344 H Street
Blaine, WA 98231
Phone: 360-332-8311


Police Department
322 H Street
Blaine, WA 98230
Phone: (360) 332-6769
Fax: (360) 332-7255

Blaine Chamber

Blaine Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center
215 Marine Drive
P.O. Box 4680
Blaine, WA 98231-4680
local phone (360) 332-4544
toll-free (800) 624-3555

Blaine Community Events

May 1 through September 30 each year
Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition
Place: Peace Arch State & Provincial Park
Time: Regular Park Hours 8am to Dusk Daily (free event)
Sponsored by: United States Canada Peace Anniversary Association
Peace Arch International Park is located on the US/Canada border between Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia. The 40 acre peace park that surrounds the Peace Arch is the location of this annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. Each year, the parks picturesque landscape and magnificent gardens hosts family gatherings, picnics, weddings, and annual events of international significance. Over 500,000 visitors tour this international historic site annually. The mission of the international fine arts program is to serve as a catalyst in the development of Canadian and American fine artists, while creating a greater awareness and appreciation of the Peace Arch and the International Park. A self guided tour brochure featuring the exhibition and park history accompanies the five month long exhibit. Free.

Blaine Organizations

Blaine Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center
215 Marine Drive
P.O. Box 4680
Blaine, WA 98231-4680
local phone (360) 332-4544
toll-free (800) 624-3555

Blaine Libraries

Whatcom County Library System
administration:
5205 Northwest Road
Bellingham WA 98226-9092
Phone: 360-384-3150
Fax: 360-384-4947


Blaine Library
610 Third Street
Blaine, Washington 98230
Phone: 360-332-8146

Blaine Schools

Blaine School District
770 Mitchell Avenue
Blaine, Washington 98230
Phone: 360-332-5881 Blaine

Miscellany

The population of Blaine was:
1990 - 2,489
2000 - 3,770

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