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Idaho County
Established: 2/4/1864

Parent County: Original

Co. Seat: Cities
Grangeville: Cottonwood, Ferdinand, Kosskia, Riggins, Stites, Whitebird

Established February 4, 1864 by the First Idaho Territorial Legislature with its county seat at Florence. In 1861 it
had been established as the third county of the Washington Territory. Named for the Steamer Idaho that was
launched June 9, 1860 on the Columbia River and served miners during the gold rush in north Idaho. In 1875
Mount Idaho was named the county seat; in 1902 the county seat was moved to Grangeville following a 10-year
struggle between Grangeville and Mount Idaho.

County Clerk:
County Courthouse, 320 West Main Street 320 West Main Street, ID 83530-1992 Phone: (208) 983-2751
Fax: (208) 983-1428

IGS Publication: Summer 1999