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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1917 --Camas County was created 6 February 1917 from Blaine County. County seat: Fairfield

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

Populated Places

Cities

Corral | Fairfield | Hill City | Magic

Other inhabited places

Blaine | Carrietown | Indian Head Rock | Macon | Punkin Corner | Rands | Selby | Soldier |

Neighboring Counties

Blaine | Elmore | Gooding | Lincoln

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Camas 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 Fairfield[1].

Cemeteries

The following cemeteries of Camas 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
Corral Cemetery 3.5 m W of Hill City Some records of this cemetery at PARL[2] in Boise; transcription of 79 gravestones in 2003 by Internet.net online
Hill City Cemetery Hill City Some records of this cemetery at PARL[3] in Boise; transcription of 48 gravestones in 2003 by Interment.net online
Manard Cemetery 5 m S of Fairfield Some records of this cemetery at PARL[4] in Boise; transcription of 63 gravestones in 2003 by Interment.net online
Mountain View Cemetery Fairfield Some records of this cemetery at PARL[5] in Boise; transcription of 504 gravestones in 2003 by Interment.net online; photos of 3 gravestones available at idahogravestones,org

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 Camas 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.

  • Fairfield
  • Manard
  • Romedall

Court

History

Land

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Camas County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452112) 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.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.
  2. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  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.

 

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