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Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

Pierce City Clerks
P.O. Box 356/404 S. Main Street
Pierce, Idaho 83546
(208) 464-2222

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Church History and Records

Baptist

Mountain View Baptist Church‎
108 Willoughby Dr
Pierce, ID 83546

(208) 464-1182

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Lutheran

Faith Lutheran Church‎
611 S Main
Pierce, ID 83546

(208) 464-2411

Other

First Protestant Church Of Pierce‎
120 2nd Ave S
Pierce, ID 83546

(208) 464-2322


New Life Fellowship‎
401 Stover Dr
Pierce, ID 83546

(208) 464-2723

Directories

The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.

Funeral Homes

History

Lewis and Clark first met the Nez Perce Indians on September 20, 1805. Captain E.D. Pierce and ten other hardy men including Wilbur Basset on September 28, 1860, camped where what is now the junction of Canal Creek and Orofino Creek, this area is also known as Canal Gulch. October 2, 1860 the first gold was found in Idaho, from 1860 to 1867 estimates are that 3.5 million dollars in Placer Gold was removed from the Pierce area. The winter of 1860 and 1861 Captain Pierce traveled to the Territorial Legislature in Olympia Washington to charter a wagon road from Walla Walla Washington to the gold fields of Pierce. Pierce was the start of the first transportation route for the State of Idaho. In June 1861 Pierce was named the county seat for Shoshone County, and on September 2, 1861 the first elected officials met in Pierce. By June 1862 Idaho's first government building, the Pierce Courthouse, was chartered and by August 1862 construction was completed.

Maps

Military History and Records

Minorities

Newspapers

Historical

Copies of issues of the following Pierce City newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise:

Pierce City miner  1902:3:21-1911:7:14  
Pierce City miner  1910:10:14

Obituaries

School Records

Websites

References


 

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