Parent County: Nez Perce
Co. Seat: Cities
Coeur d'Alene: Athol, Dalton Gardens, Harrison, Hayden Lake, Post Falls, Rathdrum, Spirit Lake, Stateline, Worley
Established December 22, 1864 by the Second Territorial Legislature with Seneaquoteen, a trading post below Lake
Pend Oreille, as the county seat. Rathdrum replaced Seneaquoteen as county seat in 1881 and Coeur d'Alene
replaced Rathdrum in 1908. Named for the Kutenai Indians who inhabited the area when the white man arrived.
The word "Kootenai" is derived from the Kutenai word meaning "water people.
PO Box 9000, 501 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-9000 Phone: (208) 769-4441