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Algoma, Idaho
(Kootenai County)

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Welcome to Algoma ...

Although we found mention of Algoma during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Algoma was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

While we are confident that Algoma was located in Kootenai County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Algoma to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Algoma - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Algoma, please Contact Us.

The pronunciation of Algoma: al-GOME-uh<2>

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Algoma might be (or was) located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Algoma would be found within the (208) area code.

Communities Also Named Algoma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Idaho communities named Algoma: This one is located in Kootenai County and the other is located in Bonner County.

Beyond Idaho, there are 8 communities that are also named Algoma - they are located in California, Mississippi, Ontario, Oregon, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Algoma.

Adding Algoma to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Algoma was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Algoma on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Algoma and then turned west". While Algoma could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Algoma as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Algoma could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Algoma. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.






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