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10 Interesting Facts About Gilbert

Facts About Gilbert

  • Gilbert is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located southeast of Phoenix within the city’s metropolitan area.
  • Once known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World”, it is the sixth-largest municipality in Arizona and the fifth-largest in the Phoenix metro area.
  • Gilbert was established by William “Bobby” Gilbert, who provided land to the Arizona Eastern Railway in 1902 to construct a rail line between Phoenix and Florence, Arizona.
  • Gilbert is located in the southeast portion of the Phoenix metropolitan area. It is south of Mesa and northeast of Chandler.
  • According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had an estimated area of 40 square miles.
  • Gilbert is twinned with two sister cities Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom & Leshan, Sichuan, China.
  • Incorporated in 1920, Gilbert is a large town in central Arizona
  • Gilbert was once known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World”.
  • 34.5% of Gilbert residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Jimmy Eat World and Lifehouse both originated from Gilbert.

 

Facts About Gilbert
Facts About Gilbert

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