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Nez Perce County
Established: 2/4/1864

Parent County: Original

Co. Seat: Cities
Lewiston: Culdesac, Lapwai, Peck, Spalding

Established February 4, 1864 by the Idaho Territorial Legislature with its county seat at Lewiston. Named for the
Nez Perce Indians who occupied the area before the white man. Previously established by the Territorial Legislature
of Washington in 1861. This was one of the four original Idaho counties in 1863 from which all 44 have been carved.
The present boundaries of Nez Perce County were set in 1911. Lewis and Clark were the first white men in the area
in 1805. Lewiston served as the territorial capital for twenty-two months before the capital was moved to Boise.

County Clerk: County Courthouse, Lewiston, ID 83501-0896 Phone: (208) 799-3020 Fax: (208) 799-3070

IGS Publication: Summer 1998