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County Courthouse

History

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

Populated Places

  • Cities: Arco | Butte City
  • Unincorporated Communities: Berenice | Clyde | Craters of the Moon National Monument | Darlington | Era | Howe | Lost River | Martin | Moore | Scoville | Smith Corrals

Neighboring Counties

Bingham | Blaine | Clark | Custer | Jefferson | Lemhi

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

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

Newspapers

Current
Historical

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Eastern Idaho Death Index

Societies and Libraries

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.

 

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