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Welcome to Dover ...

The city of Dover is located in the Idaho Panhandle.

Dover is located in Bonner County<1>.

The location of Dover has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Dover, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1910.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dover has a population of 876 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Dover is 2,480 feet [756 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Dover is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

Telephone area codes for Dover: (208) and (986)<5>

The ZIP code for Dover: 83825<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dover had an population of 876 people. This is an increase of 57.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 156.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dover had a population of 556 people. This makes Dover the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Dover represents 0.04% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 116th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 556 people, the population of Dover increased 62.57% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 342 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dover.

Communities Also Named Dover ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 58 communities that are also named Dover - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (3), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Dover ...

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

  • Priest River
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Ponderay
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Kootenai
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • East Hope
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hope
    • East Hope is located in Bonner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 231 people
  • Hope
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
    • Hope is located in Bonner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope <7>
  • Algoma
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
    • Algoma is located in Bonner County
  • Sagle
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Wrencoe
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrencoe
    • Wrencoe is located in Bonner County
  • Dufort
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dufort
    • Dufort is located in Bonner County
  • Boyer
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyer
    • Boyer is located in Bonner County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dover ...

Looking for more information about Dover? 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 Dover, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dover.

Adding Dover to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dover 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 Dover was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Dover post office opened in 1910.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dover.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Bonner, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dover.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dover - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<6>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 Dover). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dover or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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