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South Mountain, Idaho

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Welcome to South Mountain ...

South Mountain is located in Owyhee County.

A typical abbreviation for South Mountain: S. Mtn. (or less commonly used: S. Mntn.)

South Mountain is 6,560 feet [1,999 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of South Mountain is 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

South Mountain lies within the (208) area code.

Communities near South Mountain ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from South Mountain and not the distance if driven.<2>.

Community   2016<3>
De Lamar - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Empire City - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Grand View   [Map]   441   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Melba   [Map]   527   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Murphy   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Silver City   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for South Mountain.

Communities Also Named South Mountain ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named South Mountain - they are located in Ontario, Pennsylvania (2) and Texas.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around South Mountain. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Mountain. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Mountain.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for South Mountain:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Mountain ...

Looking for more information about South Mountain? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about South Mountain? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) South Mountain. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Mountain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from South Mountain. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Mountain) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Mountain. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7521, Longitude: -116.9235     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Mountain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Mountain.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for South Mountain.