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Geographic location

Aberdeen, Idaho, is located along the Snake River in Bingham County in the southeastern part of Idaho.

City Hall

Aberdeen City Hall
33 North Main
Aberdeen P.O. Box 190
Aberdeen, Idaho 83210
Phone: 208 . 397 . 4161 - Fax: 208 . 397 . 3431

Cemeteries

Aberdeen has two cemeteries. Aberdeen Cemetery is located to the East of Aberdeen at 2670 West 1750 South.  Homestead (or Mennonite) Cemetery is located to the South of Aberdeen at the intersection of 3000 West and Funk Road (also known as 2000 South). As of the year 2010, all headstones were photographed and placed on findagrave.com.  The sexton records up to the year 2004 are also available online, but it should be noted that there are various errors and omissions. 

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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 (1908-1948) are included in this collections.  Originally, there was one ward in Aberdeen, eventually there were three wards.  In 2010, the third ward was dissolved into the first and second wards.  There is also a Spanish Branch.  The meetinghouse is located at 149 West Central Street, Aberdeen, Idaho  83210.  (208) 397-3249


The Assembly of God Church

217 North Main Street, Aberdeen, Idaho  83210.  (208) 397-5295

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

635 South 4th Street, Aberdeen, Idaho.  (208) 397-4028


Saint Paul Lutheran Church

552 South 2nd Street, Aberdeen, Idaho  83210.  (208) 397-4967


Mennonite Church

381 West Washington Street, Aberdeen, Idaho  83210


Aberdeen United Methodist Church

5th Street, Aberdeen, Idaho  83210.  (208) 226-9365


Calvary Chapel

P.O. Box 853, Aberdeen, Idaho  83210.  (208) 844-0044

Directories

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

Funeral Homes

Davis-rose Mortuary
170 Idaho St
American Falls, Idaho 83210
(208) 226-2147


History

Aberdeen, Bingham County, Idaho consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a growing settlement of the name in the Snake River Valley. Aberdeen is the terminus of branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad.
In 1915 there were only about eight or ten Latter-day Saint settlers in the newly surveyed town of Aberdeen. Samuel Neville, Nils A. Pehrson, Alma Rigby, John F. Monson, Wilhelm Carlson, and Leonard H. Elias and Roy Phillips settled in Aberdeen. These families were members of the Sterling Ward. On Oct 3, 1915, they were organized as the Aberdeen Branch. Regular meetings were commenced in private houses. On Dec 3, 1916 the branch was organized as a so-called “independent” branch (reporting directly to the presidency of the Blackfoot Stake). The total population of the Aberdeen Precinct was 1,761 in 1930; of these 646 resided in the town of Aberdeen.

Additional history of Aberdeen, Idaho and the early Mormon settlers there can be found in:
Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 2.

Newspapers

Current

Aberdeen Times
174 Idaho St.
American Falls, ID 83211
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 856
Aberdeen, ID 832110
Ph. (208)226-5294
email - press1@dcdi.net
Weekly

Historical

Copies of the following newspapers published in Aberdeen are included in the collections of the

Idaho State Archives  in Boise.

Aberdeen gazette -- 1909:8:12 - 1909:10:7 
Aberdeen times -- 1912:1:5: - 9999

Obituaries

The Aberdeen Times usually contains obituaries for Aberdeen residents.  Some obituaries are also listed in the Idaho State Journal or Blackfoot Morning News.  A few obituaries for former Aberdeen residents are available at the Aberdeen Web Portal

School Records

School records can be accessed by contacting Aberdeen School District #58, P.O. Box 610, 318 West Washington, Aberdeen, Idaho.  Phone:  208.397.4113.  The Aberdeen school district covers the communities of Aberdeen, Sterling, and Springfield, Idaho.

Websites

The Aberdeen Idaho Web Portal is maintained by Dennis Yancey.  It contains links to most everything "Aberdeen".   

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