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Quick Facts

Former name

Booneville, from 1863 to 1897.[1]

Geographic location

Dewey is located at the base of Florida Mountain in the Owyhee Mining District and near Silver City.

Resources

Cemeteries

Directories

A directory of the residents and businesses of Dewey 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.[2] It is also available on microfilm through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and its many family history centers.

History

Dewey was first settled in the summer of 1863 as Booneville.

In the spring of 1896, the old Bonneville hotel and surrounding property was purchased by Colonel W.H. Dewey, who immediately began adding businesses to the town. In the spring of 1897, a post office was established and the name was changed to Dewey.

The town was intended to become the terminus of the Boise, Nampa & Owyhee Railroad Company[3], although the railroad was never extended beyond Murphy.

School Records

Websites

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. Silver City, Idaho: Press of the Owyhee Avalanche, 1898.
  3. A Historical, Descriptive and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho. Silver City, Idaho: Press of the Owyhee Avalanche, 1898.

 

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