Parent County: Kootenai
Co. Seat: Cities
Sandpoint: Sagle, Cocolalla, Ponderay, Hope, Clark Fork, Priest Lake
Established February 21, 1907 with its county seat at Sandpoint. It was named for Edwin L. Bonner, who, in 1864,
established a ferry on the Kootenai River where the town of Bonners Ferry is located. The ferry became an
important site in emigrant travel between Walla Walla to the placer and quartz mines in British Columbia.
County Clerk: County Courthouse, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1305 Phone: (208) 265-1432 Fax: (208) 265-1447
IGS Publication: Winter 1996/Spring 1997