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Our Genealogy Helper for Idaho City ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Idaho City (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Idaho City. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Idaho City is located in Boise County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Idaho's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Boise County: Ada, Custer, Elmore, Gem & Valley.

Below are the counties that are near Idaho City. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Idaho City:

  • Boise County     (The home county of Idaho City)
    • Placerville [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Placerville
      • Placerville [Boise County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Placerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Placerville<2>
    • Grimes Pass [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimes Pass
      • Grimes Pass [Boise County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Idaho City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimes Pass
    • Garden Valley [Boise County]
    • Horseshoe Bend [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Bend
      • Horseshoe Bend [Boise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horseshoe Bend<2>
    • Lowman [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowman
      • Lowman [Boise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Idaho City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowman<2>
    • Crouch [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouch
      • Crouch [Boise County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crouch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouch
    • Banks [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [Boise County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Idaho City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banks<2>
    • Brownlee [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownlee
      • Brownlee [Boise County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Idaho City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownlee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownlee
  • Ada County
    • Boise Hills Village [Ada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boise Hills Village
      • Boise Hills Village [Ada County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Idaho City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boise Hills Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boise Hills Village
    • Boise City [Ada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boise City
      • Boise City [Ada County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229,776 people
      • Former name for Boise City:
      • Boise City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boise City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boise City<2>
    • Collister [Ada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collister
      • Collister [Ada County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Idaho City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collister
    • Garden City [Ada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Ada County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<2>
    • Boise Junction [Ada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boise Junction
      • Boise Junction [Ada County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Idaho City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boise Junction
    • Eagle [Ada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
      • Eagle [Ada County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle<2>
    • Meridian [Ada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [Ada County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 121,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meridian<2>
    • Star [Ada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star
      • Star [Ada County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Star<2>
    • Kuna [Ada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kuna
      • Kuna [Ada County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kuna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kuna<2>
  • Canyon County
    • Nampa [Canyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nampa
      • Nampa [Canyon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 103,215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nampa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nampa<2>
    • Middleton [Canyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Canyon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,921 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleton<2>
  • Elmore County
    • Rocky Bar [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Bar
      • Rocky Bar [Elmore County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Idaho City
    • Spanish Town [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Town
      • Spanish Town [Elmore County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Idaho City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Atlanta [Elmore County]
    • Pine [Elmore County]
  • Gem County
    • Pearl [Gem County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Gem County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Idaho City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • Montour [Gem County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montour
      • Montour [Gem County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Idaho City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montour have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montour
    • Sweet [Gem County]
    • Ola [Gem County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ola
      • Ola [Gem County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Idaho City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ola<2>
    • Emmett [Gem County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmett
      • Emmett [Gem County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmett<2>
    • Letha [Gem County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letha
      • Letha [Gem County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Idaho City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Letha have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Letha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Letha<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Idaho City, see our County-by-County Page for Idaho City.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Idaho City ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 116 newspapers that have been published in the area around Idaho City.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Idaho City. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Idaho City and those printed in the larger area surrounding Idaho City.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Idaho City.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Idaho City:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Idaho

Cemeteries Near Idaho City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Idaho City.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Idaho City covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Boot Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boot Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boot Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boot Hill Cemetery
  • Idaho City Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Idaho City Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Idaho City Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idaho City Pioneer Cemetery
  • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the IOOF Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • IOOF Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Idaho City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
  • Old Catholic Cemetery
  • Miner Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miner Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miner Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Miner Grave lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Idaho City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miner Grave
  • Grimes Pass Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Idaho City had a population of 400 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Idaho City had a population of 480 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Idaho City, with the one closest to Idaho City listed first.

  • Idaho City [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idaho City
    • Idaho City [Boise County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Idaho City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Idaho City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idaho City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idaho City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Idaho City<2>
  • Placerville [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Placerville
    • Placerville [Boise County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Idaho City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 160 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Placerville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Placerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Placerville<2>
  • Pioneerville [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneerville
    • Pioneerville [Boise County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Idaho City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pioneerville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneerville
  • Quartzburg [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quartzburg
    • Quartzburg [Boise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Idaho City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Quartzburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quartzburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quartzburg
  • Garden Valley [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Valley
    • Garden Valley [Boise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Idaho City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Garden Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden Valley<2>
  • Banner [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner
    • Banner [Boise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Idaho City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 66 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Banner had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner
  • Continue List ...
    • Horseshoe Bend [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Bend
      • Horseshoe Bend [Boise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Idaho City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Horseshoe Bend had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horseshoe Bend<2>
    • Boise City [Ada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boise City
      • Boise City [Ada County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Idaho City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,311 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229,776 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boise City had a post office and railroad service
      • Former name for Boise City:
      • Boise City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boise City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boise City<2>
    • Sweet [Gem County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet
      • Sweet [Gem County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Idaho City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sweet had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sweet<2>
    • Mayfield [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayfield
      • Mayfield [Elmore County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Idaho City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mayfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayfield
    • Rocky Bar [Elmore County] - Historic
      • While Rocky Bar was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Bar
      • Rocky Bar [Elmore County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Idaho City
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocky Bar had a post office and no railroad service
    • Graham [Boise County] - Historic
      • While Graham was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
      • Graham [Boise County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Idaho City
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 64 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Graham had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Idaho City. See our List of 1890's Communities around Idaho City.

Mentions & References for Idaho City

Search for a Community in Idaho

About Boise County

About Idaho

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

The official website for Boise County: www.co.boise.id.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Idaho City) 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 Idaho City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Idaho CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Idaho City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8280, Longitude: -115.8315       In this case, the coordinates for Idaho City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Idaho City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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