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County Courthouse

Elmore County Courthouse

150 South 4th East Suite 5
Mountain Home Idaho 83647

Phone: 208.587.2130 Extension 508

Fax: 208.587.2134

History

  • Named for Ida Elmore mines, the area's greatest silver and gold producer in 1860s.
  • The Oregon Trail crossed the Snake River near Glenns Ferry.

Parent County

7 February 1889: Elmore County, Idaho was created from Ada and  Alturas Counties. [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 Elmore County, Idaho was compiled from the Lists of Places in Idaho in Wikipedia and from the map of Elmore County in Virtual Earth.

Populated Places

  • Cities: Glenns Ferry | Mountain Home
  • Unincorporated Communities: Alturas City | Anderson Dam | Atlanta | Castle Rocks | Chalk Cut | Cleft | Dixie | Emigrant Crossing | Featherville | Hammett | King Hill | Mayfield | Mountain Home Air Force Base | Paradise Hot Springs | Pilgrim Stage Station Historic Site | Pine | Prairie | Reclamation Village | Reverse | Rocky Bar | Sand Bank | Sebree | Spanish Town | Steamboat Rock | Stout Crossing
Former inhabited places, no longer in existence

Neighboring Counties

Ada | Blaine | Boise | Camas | CusterGooding | Owyhee | Twin Falls

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Elmore 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 Mountain Home[2].

Cemeteries

The following cemeteries of Elmore 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.

The cemetery records at the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and research Library have been indexed. All indexes are available at the Family History Center in the Mountain Home, Idaho LDS Stake.

Name of cemetery Location Records
Anderson Dam Cemetery (this may be the Pine Cemetery - no references) Some records of this cemetery at PARL[3] in Boise
Atlanta Cemetery Atlanta Some records of this cemetery at PARL[4] in Boise
Glenns Rest Cemetery Glenns Ferry Some records of this cemetery at PARL[5] in Boise; transcription of 172 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; photos of 284 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org
Hammett Cemetery Hammett Transcription of 7 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Henry Dare grave left of road 6 m from Featherville toward Pine Some records of this cemetery at PARL[6] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-A-Grave.com website
King Hill Cemetery King Hill Some records of this cemetery at PARL[7] in Boise
Mayfield Cemetery Mayfield Some records of this cemetery at PARL[8] in Boise
Mountain View Cemetery 725 N. 18th East Street Mountain Home, ID 83647 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[9] in Boise; transcription of 186 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Pine Cemetery Pine (relocated due to Anderson Ranch Dam) Some records of this cemetery at PARL[10] in Boise website; transcription of 44 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; transcription of 44 tombstones made in 2007 available through Interment.net website
Prairie Cemetery Prairie Some records of this cemetery at PARL[11] in Boise
Rocky Bar Cemetery Rocky Bar Some records of this cemetery at PARL[12] in Boise
Smith Prairie Cemetery Transcription of 8 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Wide West Cemetery about 6 m E of Rocky Bar towards Featherville Some records of this cemetery at PARL[13] in Boise

Census

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

The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library is creating a list of 1890 Idaho residents by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census. Elmore County is included in this reconstructed census.

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 Canyon 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.

  • Glenn's Ferry
  • Mountain Home

County Commissioners' Records

Court

Judgment Books

History

Land

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Elmore County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452214) 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.

Naturalization

The original naturalization records of Elmore County that have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society' Library in Boise have been indexed in their Index to Naturalizations.

Newspapers

Current
Historical

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

The Birth Registers for Elmore County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Historical Society Library in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in the Elmore 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
Death

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.

  • Glenns Ferry Public Library
    298 S Lincoln
    Glenns Ferry, ID 83623
    Phone: (208) 366-2045
  • Mountain Home Public Library
    790 N 10th E
    Mountain Home, ID 83647
    Phone: (208) 587-4716
    Website
  • Prairie District Library
    71 Smith Creek Rd
    Prairie, ID 83647
    Phone: (208) 868-3246
  • Mountain Home Historical Museum‎
    180 South 3rd East, Mountain Home, ID 83647-3019
    (208) 587-6847‎




Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 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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