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Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

Mackay is located in South-Central Idaho, in Custer County.

City Hall

Mackay City Hall
P.O. Box 509
Mackay, ID 83251


Phone: (208) 588-2274
Fax: (208) 588-2274

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Barton Cemetery - Transcription of 46 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 30 gravestones available through Interment.net website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb.  USGenWeb is an organization of volunteers providing genealogical and historical information free of charge. Many of their county pages include transcriptions of cemetery headstones site for Custer County.

Battleground Cemetery (Historical Marker) - Some records of this cemetery at the Idaho State Archives in Boise; transcription of 16 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 15 gravestones available through Interment.net website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Custer County.

Houston Cemetery - (near Mackay) - Some records of this cemetery at the Idaho State Archives in Boise; transcription of 80 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 76 gravestones available through Interment.net website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Custer County.

Mt McCaleb Cemetery - (west of Mackay) - Some records of this cemetery at the Idaho State Archives in Boise; transcription of 1,473 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website.

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Current

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints‎
Mackay Ward
531 W Spruce
MacKay, ID 83251

(208) 588-2964


Historical

Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City or at its Family History Centers.  Records of the Mackay Ward (1921-1948) are in this collection.

Other

Mackay Community Church
206 Park Ave. P.O. Box 87
Mackay, ID 83251

(208) 588-2828

Directories

The Idaho State Archives as a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.

Funeral Homes

History

In the late 1800 settlers came to the Lost River Valley. The White Knob Mining Company, enter in 1901, to mine copper. Wayne Darlington, a engineer and superintendent of mining activity for White Knob Mining Co. was given the responsibility of planning and platting the town. Darlington had permission to plan any kind of town he wished. Showing loyalty to his boss, John Mackay, Darlington named the town Mackay. In August of 1901, the town was dedicated and, after gaining the signature of 250 residents petitioning for incorporation, county authorities appointed a governing body. On October 14, 1901, the community was incorporated and Mackay officially became a town. By 1904, Mackay boasted a brick schoolhouse, two major hotels one bank, an opera house, two churches, number of lodging houses, and dozens of company-owned homes. The total population of the MacKay Precinct was 1,482 in 1930.


www.mackayidaho.com/history.html

Maps

Military History and Records

Minorities

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Historical

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

Mackay miner  1906:2:16-1975:12:18  
Mackay telegraph  1901:10-1905:7  
Mackay telegraph  1903:7:7-1903:7:11

Obituaries

School Records

Websites

Link to the home page for McKay, Idaho

References


 

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