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Former name

The original settlement was at Wagontown, located about 2 miles below the center of the later town of De Lamar.

Geographic location

De Lamar is on the banks of Jordan Creek, about 9 miles from Silver City, in the mining district of Owyhee County.

Resources

Cemetery

Name of cemetery Location Records
Delamar at DeLamar townsite Some records of this cemetery are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise; Transcription and some photos online  (55 interments - 22 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com)

Directories

A directory of the residents and businesses of De Lamar in 1898 is included in A Historical, Descriptive and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho. A copy of the directory is in the Idaho State Archives, the Owyhee County Museum, and other Idaho libraries.[1] It is also available on microfilm through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and its many family history centers.

History

The original mines on De Lamar Mountain were sold in September 1888 to Captain De Lamar, who developed his properties by building a mill, a hotel and several other buildings. He was bought out in 1891 by the De Lamar Mining Company of London, England, who continued to develop the claims and the town.

De Lamar had a Miners' Union, as well as an Odd Fellows Lodge and a Rebekah's organization.[2]

Mining returned to the area of De Lamar in 1975 with an open pit operation.[3]

Newspaper

Historical

The following newspaper was published in De Lamar. Copies for the dates indicated are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise.

City
Title of Newspaper
Issues Available
DeLamar
DeLamar nugget
1891:5:5-1900: 12:28
DeLamar
DeLamar nugget
1897:1:8
DeLamar
DeLamar nugget
1899:9:8

School Records

In 1898, De Lamar had a school for approximately 150 students.[4]

Websites

Ghost towns website article about De Lamar.

Wikipedia article about De Lamar.

References

  1. A Historical, Descriptive and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho. Silver City, Idaho: Press of the Owyhee Avalanche, 1898.
  2. A Historical, Descriptive and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho, January, 1898. Silver City, Idaho: Press of the Owyhee Avalanche, 1898.
  3. Idaho's Owyhee: Snake River Country - An Auto Tour. Souvenir Edition. [n.p., c1987].
  4. A Historical, Descriptive and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho, January, 1898. Silver City, Idaho: Press of the Owyhee Avalanche, 1898.

 

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