Butte County, Idaho

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United States  > Idaho > Butte County

Contents

County Courthouse

Butte County Courthouse
Arco, ID 83213-0737
Phone: (208) 527-3021
Fax: (208) 527-3295

Quick Facts

Parent County

1917--Butte County, was created 6 February 1917 from Bingham, Blaine and Jefferson Counties. County seat: Arco [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

The preceding 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 Butte County, Idaho was compiled from the Lists of Places in Idaho in Wikipedia and from the map of Butte County in Virtual Earth.

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Butte County have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available 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 Arco[2].

Cemeteries

The following cemeteries of Butte 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
Anderson Cemetery Transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Antelope Cemetery near Grouse Transcription of gravestones in this cemetery available through the USGenWeb page for Butte County
Clyde Cemetery Clyde Transcription of 22 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 21 gravestones made in 1995 available through Interment.net website; transcription of 22 gravestones available through USGenWeb site for Butte County
Hillcrest Cemetery Arco Some records of this cemetery at PARL[3] in Boise; transcription of 272 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; photos of 2 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org
Howe Cemetery Howe Some records of this cemetery at PARL[4] in Boise; transcription of 197 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 151 gravestones made in 1995 available through Interment.net website; transcription of gravestones available through the USGenWeb page for Butte County
Lost River Cemetery Moore Some records of this cemetery at PARL[5] in Boise; transcription of 195 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Miscellaneous "Cemeteries, Graveyards and Isolated Graves" of Butte and Custer Counties Transcription of several small burial places available on USGenWeb site for Butte County.
Old Darlington Note: The Old Darlington Cemetery has been identified as being in Butte County, but is actually in Custer County.
Pioneer Cemetery 2.3 miles from Moore Some records of this cemetery at PARL[6] in Boise; transcription of 67 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; another transcription of 51 gravestones made in 1995 available through Interment.net website; transcription of gravestones available through the USGenWeb page for Butte County

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 are local congregations (wards) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Butte County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of these 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.

  • Arco
  • Ballard
  • Darlington
  • Lost River
  • Moore

County Commissioners' Records

The minute books of the County Commissioners contain interesting tidbits of history about the county as well as the names of individuals appealing to the County Commissioners for action on issues of concern to them. Minutes of those meetings were recorded from the formation of the county, for most counties. Some counties now post the minutes of current meetings online.

Most of these records have been preserved in the county courthouses of the State of Idaho. Few have been microfilmed. Contact the county clerk for information about years covered and availability.

Court

Judgment Books

History

Land

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Butte County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452111) 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

Often overlooked by the genealogist, this group of volumes may contain affidavits for citizenship, final disposition of estates, divorce decrees, and many other types of valuable documents. The content varies from county to county, year to year and from clerk to clerk. When the estate case files, civil or criminal files are not available or have been destroyed, you may find key documents recorded here. Most counties will have an index to this series and it is a must search if the information you are seeking is not found elsewhere.

Newspapers

Current

Arco Advertiser
146 S. Front St.
P.O. 803
Arco, ID 83213

Historical

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in the Butte County area are included in and recorded at the state level. These records are restricted for a period of one hundred years from the time of the individual's birth but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under the subject Idaho for more details.

Marriage

Over 670 marriages, 1917-1950, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Deaths

Deaths occuring in Butte County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as mandated by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under Idaho for details.

Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Historical Society (PARL) Library in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.

A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is available online. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.

Deaths from other sources.
A significant source of death and related information for eastern Idaho families can be found at the following website Eastern Idaho Death Index

Societies and Libraries

Many public libraries provide internet access to sites of value to the family historian. Some have special collections of historical and cultural interest, as well. The following libraries may have some resources of value, but use of some or all of them may require a visit to the library.

  • Lost Rivers Community Library‎
    Frnt, 130 West Arco Avenue, Arco, ID 83213
    (208) 527-8511‎
    Website
  • Howe Branch Library‎
    1523 Highway 22, Howe, ID 83244
    (208) 767-3018‎

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.
  4. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  5. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  6. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.