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Welcome to Preston ...

The city of Preston is located in Franklin County<1> (at the time of its founding, Preston was located in Oneida County) and is the County Seat for Franklin County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Preston has a population of 5,551 people<3> (see below for details).

Preston was established in 1866.

The community of Preston is 4,710 feet [1,436 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Preston is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Preston: (208)

The ZIP code for Preston: 83263<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Preston had an population of 5,551 people. This is an increase of 6.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Preston had a population of 5,204 people (or 40.7% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Preston the county's most populous community.

The population of Preston represents 0.33% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,204 people, the population of Preston increased 11.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,682 people).

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

Communities Also Named Preston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 46 communities that are also named Preston - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Preston ...

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

  • Smithfield [Cache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
    • Smithfield [Cache County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,117 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<7>
  • Richmond [Cache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond [Cache County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,899 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<7>
  • Lewiston [Cache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston
    • Lewiston [Cache County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,780 people
    • Former names for Lewiston:
    • Cub Hill
    • Poverty Flat
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewiston<7>
  • Franklin [Franklin County]
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    • Franklin [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newton [Cache County]
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      • Newton [Cache County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 810 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<7>
    • Clarkston [Cache County]
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      • Clarkston [Cache County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkston<7>
    • Amalga [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amalga
      • Amalga [Cache County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 577 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amalga
    • Trenton [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton [Cache County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 573 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<7>
    • Weston [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<7>
    • Cornish [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornish
      • Cornish [Cache County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 346 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornish<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 Preston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Preston.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Preston. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Preston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Preston ...

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

Adding Preston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Preston 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 Preston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Preston

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Preston. 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 Franklin, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Preston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Preston - 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 city (such as Preston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Preston 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Preston) 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 Preston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrestonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Preston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0987, Longitude: -111.8787       In this case, the coordinates for Preston 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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