Aberdeen, Idaho

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Geographic location

Aberdeen, Idaho, is located along the Snake River in Bingham County in the southeastern part of Idaho. Aberdeen's Main Street is also known as Idaho State Highway 39.

City Hall

Aberdeen City Hall
33 North Main
Aberdeen P.O. Box 190
Aberdeen, Idaho 83210
Phone: 208 . 397 . 4161 - Fax: 208 . 397 . 3431

City Clerk: cityclerk@afwireless.com

Cemeteries

Aberdeen has two cemeteries. Aberdeen Cemetery is located to the East of Aberdeen at 2670 West 1750 South. Homestead (or Mennonite) Cemetery is located to the South of Aberdeen at the intersection of 3000 West and Funk Road (also known as 2000 South). As of the year 2010, all headstones were photographed and placed on findagrave.com. The sexton records up to the year 2004 are also available online, but it should be noted that there are various errors and omissions.

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
149 W Central Avenue, Aberdeen, Idaho 83210; (208)397-3249 Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History 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 or at its Family History Centers. Records of the (1908-1948) are included in this collections. Originally, there was one ward in Aberdeen, eventually there were three wards. In 2010, the third ward was dissolved into the first and second wards. There is also a Spanish Branch.

The Assembly of God Church
217 North Main Street, Aberdeen, Idaho 83210. (208) 397-5295

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
635 South 4th Street, Aberdeen, Idaho. (208) 397-4028

Saint Paul Lutheran Church
552 South 2nd Street, Aberdeen, Idaho 83210. (208) 397-4967

Mennonite Church
381 West Washington Street, Aberdeen, Idaho 83210

Aberdeen United Methodist Church
5th Street, Aberdeen, Idaho 83210. (208) 226-9365

Calvary Chapel
P.O. Box 853, Aberdeen, Idaho 83210. (208) 844-0044

Directories

The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, regional and state directories.

Funeral Homes

There is no funeral home located within Aberdeen, Idaho, however, the following funeral homes are commonly connected with Aberdeen burials.

Davis-Rose Mortuary
170 Idaho St
American Falls, Idaho 83210
(208) 226-2147

Hawker Funeral Home
132 S Shilling Ave,
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221
(208) 785-1320

Colonial Funeral Home
2005 S 4th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
(208) 233-1500

Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel
510 N 12th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
(208)232-7199

Wilks Funeral Home
211 W Chubbuck Road
Chubbuck, Idaho 83201
(208)238-8000

Cornelison-Henderson Funeral Home
431 N 15th Ave
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
(208) 232-0542

Downard Funeral Home
241 N Garfield Ave
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
(208) 233-0686

History

The City of Aberdeen covers exactly one square mile. Aberdeen, Bingham County, Idaho, began as a dry land farming area in the early 1900s. t was named by Francis Sweetheart who is said to have named it either for Aberdeen, Scotland, or perhaps simply to place it first in an alphabetical listing. Aberdeen is located in the Snake River Valley and is the terminus of abranch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad.
Early settlers include Francis Sweetheart, Samuel Neville, Nils A. Pehrson, Alma Rigby, John F. Monson, Wilhelm Carlson, and Leonard H. Elias, Roy Phillips, and James Stratton. The settlement greatly benefitted from the Aberdeen-Springfield canal system which brought additional water into the area. The total population of the Aberdeen Precinct was 1,761 in 1930; of these 646 resided in the town of Aberdeen. In 2000, the total population was 2,000.

History of the LDS Church in Aberdeen, Idaho

The LDS Church was established quite early in the area as a part of the Sterling Ward. On Oct 3, 1915, they were organized as the Aberdeen Branch. Regular meetings were commenced in private houses. On Dec 3, 1916 the branch was organized as a so-called “independent” branch (reporting directly to the presidency of the Blackfoot Stake).

Additional history of Aberdeen, Idaho and the early Mormon settlers there can be found in:
Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 2.

Newspapers

Current

Aberdeen Times
174 Idaho St.
American Falls, ID 83211
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 856
Aberdeen, ID 832110
Ph. (208)226-5294
email - press1@dcdi.net
Weekly

Historical

Copies of the following newspapers published in Aberdeen are included in the collections of the

Idaho State Archives in Boise.

Aberdeen gazette -- 1909:8:12 - 1909:10:7
Aberdeen times -- 1912:1:5: - 9999

Obituaries

The Aberdeen Times usually contains obituaries for Aberdeen residents. Some obituaries are also listed in the Idaho State Journal or Blackfoot Morning News. A few obituaries for former Aberdeen residents are available at the Aberdeen Web Portal.

School Records

School records can be accessed by contacting Aberdeen School District #58, P.O. Box 610, 318 West Washington, Aberdeen, Idaho. Phone: 208.397.4113. The Aberdeen school district covers the communities of Aberdeen, Sterling, and Springfield, Idaho.

Websites

The Aberdeen Idaho Web Portal is maintained by Dennis Yancey. It contains links to most everything "Aberdeen".

The City of Aberdeen, Idaho, maintains a website with contact information for the mayor, city clerk, and other city officials.

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