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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1907--Bonner County was created 21 February 1907 from Kootenai County. Named for Edwin L. Bonner who established a ferry on the Kootenai River near present day Bonners Ferry. County seat: Sandpoint [1]

Boundary Changes

23 January 1915 -- Boundary County created from portions of Bonner and Kootenai Counties

Record Loss

Places/Localities

The following list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

This list of places in Bonner County, Idaho was compiled from the Lists of Places in Idaho in Wikipedia and from the map of Bonner County in Virtual Earth.

Populated Places

Cities

Priest River | Sandpoint

Other Populated Places

Albeni Falls Spur | Algoma | Blacktail | Blanchard | Bronx | Broten | Cabinet | Careywood | Cedar Creek | Clagstone | Clark Fork | Cocolalla | Colalla | Colburn | Colby | Coleman | Coolin | Culver | Dickensheet Junction | Dover | Dufort | East Hope | Edgemere | Elmira | Fansler Spur | Forest Siding | Four Corners | Glengary | Granite | Harlem | Hope | Kootenai | Laclede | Lakeview | Lamb Creek | Midas | Morton | Nordman | Oden | Oldtown | Outlet Bay | Ponderay | Sagle | Samuels | Sawyer | Selle | Seneacquoteen | Sherwood Beach | Sunnyside | Talache | Thama | Trestle Creek | Vans Corner | Vay | Westmond | Wrencoe

Neighboring Counties

Boundary | Kootenai | Shoshone | Pend Oreille County, Washington | Lincoln County, Montana | Sanders County, Montana

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Bonner County have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and at the Idaho State Historical Society's Library in Boise. Details of the county records in these respective institutions can be obtained from their online catalogs or listings. Original records which have been microfilmed and more recent records are in the county courthouse in Sandpoint. [2]

Cemeteries

The following cemeteries of Bonner County have been identified and some of their records located. When multiple transcriptions are listed, they may contain discrepant information. The transcriptions may have been made at different times and by different people. Some names may have been mis-read. Some gravestones may have been missed. All transcriptions available for each cemetery should be checked.

Name of cemetery Location Records
Birdie Harrold burial near Nordman Some records of this cemetery at PARL[3] in Boise
Blanchard Cemetery (Pine Grove Cemetery) Blanchard Some records of this cemetery at PARL[4] in Boise; transcription and photos of 147 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website: another transcription of 136 gravestones made in 2000-2001 available through Interment.net website; transcription made in 2000 available at USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Boyer Cemetery (Kootenai) 3.9 m E of Hwy95/Hwy 200 junction on Hwy 200 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[5] in Boise; transcription of 14 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 14 gravestones made in 2000 available on Interment.net website; transcription available at the USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Brinkwood Cemetery Sunnyside Transcription of 8 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 6 gravestones made in 2001 and available on Interment.net website; transcription of 6 gravestones at the USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Cabinet Cemetery 6.9 m E from iron bridge out of Clark Fork, S of river Some records of this cemetery at PARL[6] in Boise; transctiption of 15 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 15 gravestones made in 2001 available on Interment.net website; transcription at the USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Charles Frazier burial Grouse Ck School Some records of this cemetery at PARL[7] in Boise
Clara Cemetery N of Lakeview on FS Road 278 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[8] in Boise; transcription of 15 gravestones availbale through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 15 gravestones done in 2000-2001 available on Interment.net website; transcription at the USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Clark Fork Cemetery Clark Fork Some records of this cemetery at PARL[9] in Boise; transcription of 251 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 491 gravestones done in 2001 available on Interment.net website; transcription at the USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Colburn Cemetery Colburn Some records of this cemetery at PARL[10] in Boise; transcription of 39 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 27 gravestones done in 2000 available on Interment.net website; transcription at the USGenWeb sire for Bonner County
Denton Cemetery E of Hwy 200, W of MP53, above Denton Slough Some records of this cemetery at PARL[11] in Boise
Evergreen Cemetery Priest River Some records of this cemetery at PARL[12] in Boise; transcription of 633 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 2793 gravestones made in 2000-2001 through Interment.net website; transcription at the USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Foresters (Hope) Cemetery Transcription of 42 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Fred Clark burial forest grave overlooking the Pack River Some records of this cemetery at PARL[13] in Boise
Gamlin Lake Cemetery (Newman) (Broten) 9 m E of Sagle Some records of this cemetery at PARL[14] in Boise; transcription of 9 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 141 gravestones made in 2000 available through Interment.net website; transcription at the USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Greenwood Cemetery (Old Clark Fork Cemetery) T56N R2E Sec 28 Transcription of 23 gravestones made in 2002 available through Interment.net website; transcription at the USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Hope Cemetery Hope Some records of this cemetery at PARL[15] in Boise; transcription of 12 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; transcription of 490 gravestones made in 2000-2001 available through Interment.net website; transcription at the USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Humbird Cemetery Sandpoint Transcription of 28 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 27 gravestones made in 2001 available through Interment.net website; transcription at the USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Lakeview Cemetery Sandpoint Some records of this cemetery at PARL[16] in Boise; transcription of 173 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 2013 gravestones made in 2000 available through Interment.net website; transcription at the USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Old Hope Cemetery (Chinese Cemetery) W edge of Hope Some records of this cemetery at PARL[17] in Boise; transcription of 16 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 34 gravestones made in 2001 available through Interment.net website; transcription at the USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Owens Family Cemetery Owens Bay, Pond Oreille Lake Some records of this cemetery at PARL[18] in Boise
Pack River Cemetery 3.5 m N of Hwy 200 on Colburn-Culver road Some records of this cemetery at PARL[19] in Boise; transcription of 71 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 293 gravestones made in 2002 available through Interment.net website; transcription at USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Pinecrest Cemetery Sandpoint Some records of this cemetery at PARL[20] in Boise; transcription of 305 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; photos of 3 gravesones available at idahogravestones.org; transcription at the USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Priest River Cemetery Priest River Transcription of 5 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Roscoe Prather burial near Oden Bay, Pend Oreille Lake Some records of this cemetery at PARL[21] in Boise
Seneacquoteen Cemetery 9.1 m W of Hwy 95 on Dufort road Some records of this cemetery at PARL[22] in Boise; transcription of 521 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 518 gravestones made in 2000 available through Interment.net website; another transcription of 549 gravestones made in 2002 available through Interment.net website; transcription at USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Settlement (Old Priest River) Cemetery Priest River Transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 1 gravestone made in 2002 available through Interment.net website; transcription at USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Tarr Farm burials 1 m N of Selle on the Tarr farm Some records of this cemetery at PARL[23] in Boise
Walker Cemetery Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Westmond Cemetery (Cocolalla) .5 m N of Westmond store, Hwy 95 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[24] in Boise; transcription of 589 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 520 gravestones made in 2000 available through Interment.net website; another transcription of 523 gravestones made in 2002 available through Interment.net website; transcription at USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Whispering Pines Cemetery (Morton) (Dawson) Morton - 7.8 m W of Hwy 95 on Lakeshore Drive Some records of this cemetery at PARL[25] in Boise; transcription of 56 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 38 gravestones made in 2000 available through Interment.net website; transcription at USGenWeb site for Bonner County
White Family Cemetery Clark Fork Transcription of 2 gravestones available on Find-A-Grave.com website
Wildwood Cemetery Sagle Transcription at 37 gravesites at USGenWeb site for Bonner County
Wm Stevenson burial homestead on Grouse Ck Some records of this cemetery at PARL[26] in Boise

Census

For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see Idaho Census Records.

Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)

The following local congregation (ward) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints existed in Bonner County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of church units are in the Historical 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.

  • Sandpoint

County Commissioners' Records

Court

Judgment Books

History

Land

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Bonner County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452110) and are also available online at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.

Miscellaneous Series

Newspapers

Current

Probate

Taxation

Any existing tax assessment rolls for Bonner County should be in the courthouse in Sandpoint and would need to be accessed by visiting there.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Bonner County Genealogy Society

Bonner County Historical Society and Museum

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.
  3. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
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