Gilbert is located southeast of Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. Gilbert location: Country United States, State of Arizona, Maricopa County.
Nearby towns and villages: Mesa, Chandler and Queen Creek. City is located in Arizona, United States of America. Gilbert is located 6 km from Arizona State University Polytechnic campus and 22 km from KOA Kampground. The nearest lake, Stratland Estates Lake, is 4 km away. the nearest beach, North Shore Volleyball Courts, is 23 km away. the nearest museum, Mesa Historical Museum, is 14 km away. the nearest park, San Tan Mountain Regional Park, is 20 km away. the nearest castle, Tovrea Castle, is 26 km away. the nearest town, Chandler, is 10 km away.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, it was determined that a railway line between Phoenix and Florence was necessary. The land used to achieve that goal was owned by a man named William “Bobby” Gilbert. Gilbert was an agricultural community and remained an agricultural town for many years. Gilbert was incorporated on July 6, 1920. It was known as the” Hay Capital of the world ” until the late 1920s. Gilbert has gone from being an agricultural town to a young, well-off, family-oriented town. Gilbert, Arizona, was recognized as the fastest growing city in America between 1990 and 2005 with a growth rate of nearly 500%.