Parent County: Kootenai
Co. Seat: Cities
St. Maries: Plummer, Santa, Fernwood, Tensed, Chacolet, Desmet, Emida
Established January 23, 1915, with its county seat at St. Maries, by an act of the state legislature from the southern
part of Kootenai County. Named for a Coeur d'Alene Indian chief. Some settlement began after the completion of the
Mullan Road in 1860, but most settlers came to the area after the discovery of gold near St. Maries in 1880.
St Maries, ID 83861-1886 Phone: (208) 245-3212 Fax: (208) 245-3046
IGS Publication: Summer 1997