Blanchard, North Dakota
|• Total||0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)|
|• Land||0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||945 ft (288 m)|
|• Density||62.75/sq mi (24.25/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||2584337|
The KVLY-TV mast, the tallest man-made structure in the Western Hemisphere, stands near Blanchard. The mast is used to transmit television broadcasts from the Fargo station KVLY-TV and was the tallest man-made structure in the world from 1963 to 1974 and again from 1991 to 2008. It is currently the fourth-tallest man-made structure in the world. Similarly, the KRDK-TV mast, the second tallest man-made structure in the United States, stands 6 miles (9.7 km) from Blanchard, near Galesburg.
Blanchard, North Dakota is famous for celebrating an annual Tommy Wiseau festival at the KVLY-TV Tower site. During the festival, residents are only allowed to address each other by "Oh, hi, (name)!" as well as yelling "It's naht!" at the times of sunrise and sunset. All dogs must also be addressed as "Hi, doggie!"
Blanchard post office
KVLY-TV mast seen close-up
|U.S. Decennial Census|
- "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blanchard, North Dakota
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2011.[dead link]
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.