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Welcome to Delta ...

Delta is located in the Idaho Panhandle.

Delta is located in Shoshone County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Delta, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Delta, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1885.

Delta is 2,530 feet [771 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Delta is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from Delta (for example, toward Thompson Falls (MT)), you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Telephone area codes for Delta: (208) & (986)<4>

Communities Also Named Delta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 34 communities that are also named Delta - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan (3), Mississippi (2), Missouri, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Delta ...

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

  • Kellogg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellogg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellogg
    • Kellogg is located in Shoshone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,130 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kellogg <6>
  • Pinehurst
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinehurst have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinehurst
    • Pinehurst is located in Shoshone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,620 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinehurst <6>
  • Osburn
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Wallace
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Mullan
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullan have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullan
    • Mullan is located in Shoshone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullan <6>
  • Smelterville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Wardner
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Murray
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
    • Murray is located in Shoshone County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray <6>
  • Frisco
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frisco have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco
    • Frisco is located in Shoshone County
  • Silverton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silverton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverton
    • Silverton is located in Shoshone County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverton <6>

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 Delta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Delta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Delta. 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 Delta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Delta. See our Newspapers Page for Delta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Delta ...

Looking for more information about Delta? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Delta, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Delta.

Adding Delta to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Delta was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Delta post office opened in 1885.

We also found Delta in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Delta.

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

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 Shoshone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Delta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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