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Welcome to Lemhi ...

Lemhi is located in Lemhi County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Lemhi: LEM-high<3>

Lemhi is 5,200 feet [1,585 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Lemhi is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Lemhi lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lemhi lies within the (208) area code.

The ZIP code for Lemhi: 83465<5>

Communities near Lemhi ...

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

  • Leadore [Lemhi County]
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    • Leadore [Lemhi County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Lemhi
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leadore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leadore<7>
  • Tendoy [Lemhi County]
  • Junction [Lemhi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction
    • Junction [Lemhi County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Lemhi
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction
  • May [Lemhi County]
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    • May [Lemhi County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Lemhi
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on May
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for May<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Patterson [Lemhi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson
      • Patterson [Lemhi County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the south of Lemhi
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson
    • Ellis [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellis
      • Ellis [Custer County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the southwest of Lemhi
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellis<7>
    • Salmon [Lemhi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salmon
      • Salmon [Lemhi County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the northwest of Lemhi
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salmon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salmon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salmon<7>
    • Carmen [Lemhi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmen
      • Carmen [Lemhi County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Lemhi
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carmen<7>
    • Cobalt [Lemhi County]
    • Jackson [Beaverhead County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lemhi. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lemhi.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lemhi ...

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

Adding Lemhi to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lemhi 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 Lemhi was

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Idaho

About Lemhi County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lemhi. 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 Lemhi, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Lemhi. 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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lemhi - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 community (such as Lemhi). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lemhi or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Lemhi) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lemhi. 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 LemhiOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lemhi. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8516, Longitude: -113.6198       In this case, the coordinates for Lemhi have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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