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Lincoln County
Established: 3/18/1895

Parent County: Alturas, Blaine

Co. Seat: Cities
Shoshone: Dietrich, Richfield

Established March 18, 1895 with its county seat at Shoshone. Lincoln was much larger originally, in 1913 Gooding
and Minidoka took about half the original Lincoln County, after the creation of Jerome in 1919, Lincoln was left
with only 1,206 square miles. Named for President Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States,
under whose administration the Idaho Territory was established.

County Clerk:
County Courthouse, Shoshone, ID 83352-0800 Phone: (208) 886-7641 Fax: (208) 886-2707

IGS Publication: Spring 2003