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Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

City Hall




Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Wallace Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meets in Silverton, Idaho.


Episcopal Church: Holy Trinity‎
312 4th St
Wallace, ID 83873-2202

(208) 752-7031


The United Methodist Church‎
215 4th St
Wallace, ID 83873-2258

(208) 556-7351

Roman Catholic

St Alphonsus Catholic Church‎
214 Pine St
Wallace, ID 83873-2130

(208) 752-3551


Records of the St Alphonsus Catholic Churchin Wallace (1891-1965) have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah from records held in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise. These films can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of it Family History Centers.


  • United Church of Christ‎
    408 Cedar St
    Wallace, ID 83873-2229  - (208) 753-6351
  • Church of God‎
    60286 Silver Valley Rd
    Wallace, ID 83873-2297   - (208) 752-9561
  • Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall‎
    315 5th St
    Wallace, ID 83873-2210


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

Funeral Homes


In 1884 W.R. Wallace built a cabin at the Wallace town site. The site was named Placer Center. But in 1885 the towns name was changed to Wallace. Wallace was a growing town of 500 people in 1886, in that year the railroad arrived. The whole business district was destroyed in 1890 by fire. Many of the brick buildings built after that fire are still standing today. The Silver deposits discovered around Wallace and surrounding towns (known as the Coeur d'Alene Mining District) were some of the richest ever discovered. The area became known as "Silver Valley". By 1985, the Silver Valley had produced over one billion ounces of silver.



Military History and Records




Copies of issues of many Wallace newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho which can be listed by clicking on the above Wallace newspapers.



School Records




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