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Welcome to Bonners Ferry ...

The city of Bonners Ferry is located in the Idaho Panhandle.

Bonners Ferry is located in Boundary County<1> and is the County Seat for Boundary County.

A typical abbreviation for Bonners Ferry: Bonners Fry. (or less commonly used: Bonners Frry.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Bonners Ferry for more information about variations on the name of Bonners Ferry.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bonners Ferry has a population of 2,651 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Bonners Ferry was established in 1864.

Bonners Ferry is 1,860 feet [567 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bonners Ferry lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Bonners Ferry and travel east, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The area code for Bonners Ferry: (208)

The ZIP code for Bonners Ferry: 83805<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bonners Ferry had an population of 2,651 people. This is an increase of 4.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bonners Ferry had a population of 2,543 people (which is 23.18% of the total population of Boundary County). This makes Bonners Ferry the county's most populous community.

The population of Bonners Ferry represents 0.16% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,543 people, the population of Bonners Ferry increased 1.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,515 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bonners Ferry.

Communities near Bonners Ferry ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bonners Ferry.

  • Moyie Springs [Boundary County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moyie Springs
    • Moyie Springs [Boundary County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Bonners Ferry
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 795 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moyie Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moyie Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moyie Springs<7>
  • Naples [Boundary County]
  • Boulder City [Boundary County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder City
    • Boulder City [Boundary County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Bonners Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boulder City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Samuels [Bonner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samuels
    • Samuels [Bonner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Bonners Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samuels have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samuels
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sylvanite [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvanite
      • Sylvanite [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the east of Bonners Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvanite
    • Kingsgate
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsgate
      • Kingsgate lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the north of Bonners Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsgate came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsgate
    • Colburn [Bonner County]
    • Eastport [Boundary County]
    • Rykerts
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rykerts
      • Rykerts lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the north of Bonners Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rykerts came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rykerts
    • Porthill [Boundary County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porthill
      • Porthill [Boundary County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the north of Bonners Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porthill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porthill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Porthill<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bonners Ferry. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bonners Ferry.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bonners Ferry. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bonners Ferry.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bonners Ferry. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bonners Ferry.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bonners Ferry ...

Looking for more information about Bonners Ferry? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bonners Ferry, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bonners Ferry.

Adding Bonners Ferry to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bonners Ferry in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bonners Ferry was on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Bonners Ferry on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Idaho (1956).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bonners Ferry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Boundary County: www.boundary-idaho.com/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Boundary, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bonners Ferry.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bonners Ferry - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bonners Ferry). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bonners Ferry or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bonners Ferry) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bonners Ferry. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bonners FerryOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bonners Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.6846, Longitude: -116.3203    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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