Blackfoot, Idaho

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Quick Facts

Former name

Grove City

Geographic location

City Hall

http://www.cityofblackfoot.org
Blackfoot City Hall
157 North Broadway
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221
Phone: (208) 785-8600
Fax: (208) 785-8602

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Grove City Cemetery:  1 Willow Drive, Blackfoot, ID 83221.  Phone:  208.785.8627

Riverside/Thomas Cemetery:  located 6 miles west of Blackfoot on Highway 39

Asylum Cemetery:  located on the grounds of Idaho's State Hospital South in Blackfoot.

Church History and Records

Baptist

Current

First Baptist Church
2550 Rose Rd, Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-3247

Fellowship Baptist Church
511 N Ash St, Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-3239


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Current

There are four meetinghouses of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Blackfoot:

187 N ASH
Blackfoot, ID 83221

520 N SHILLING
Blackfoot, ID 83221

845 GRANT
Blackfoot, ID 83221

Grove City Branch (Spanish)
900 RIVERTON RD
Blackfoot, ID 83221

Historical

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.  The records of the Blackfoot Wards (1890-1948) are found in this collection.


Episcopal

Current

St Pauls Episcopal Church
72 N Shilling Ave
Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-4474

Historical

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed the following Blackfoot Episcopal Records found a the Trinity Episcopal Church in Pocatello, Idaho.  These films are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.

Presbyterian

Roman Catholic

Current

Saint Bernard's Catholic Church
584 W Sexton St, Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-1935


Historical

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed the records of the St Bernard Catholic Church in Blackfoot, Idaho, that are found in the archives of the Roman Catholic Church of Boise, Idaho.  Copies of the films are available at the Library in Salt Lake City, or in any of its Family History Centers.

Other

Calvary Bible Church
1248 Camas St, Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-4490

Directories

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

Funeral Homes

Hawker Funeral Home
132 South Shilling Avenue
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221
(208) 785-1320

History

In 1818 there were no actual Blackfoot people in the area, the traders referred to the people they met in the area as the Indians with the black feet, or the Blackfoot Crowd. Because of the wildfires of 1812 the people walked through the ashes and their footwear became black. The mountain range and a small river were also named Blackfoot.

On January 13, 1885 Bingham County was established with Blackfoot as its county seat. The county seat was to be Eagle Rock (now called Idaho Falls). However, the night before final passage men from Blackfoot bribed a clerk to erase Eagle Rock and write in Blackfoot. The measure went through without opposition and was signed by the governor.

1874 Fredrick S. Stevens and Major Danilson after learning that a railroad was to be built in the area. Stevens and Danilson built a General Store hoping that a station would be built there because it was just outside the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. 1878 a post office was established with Theo T. Danilson as Postmaster. The population in 1930 was 3,199.

Maps

Military History and Records

Minorities

Newspapers

Current

Morning News
34 North Ash
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Ph. 208-785-1100
email - publisher@cableone.net
Daily

Historical

Copies of issues of the following Blackfoot newspapers  are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise. Microfilm copies for these newspapers are available for viewing at the Blackfoot Public Library.

Bingham County Democrat -- 1904:9:30  
Bingham County news -- 1919:1:2-1923:12:28  
Blackfoot courier -- 1914:9: 10 -1915: 1: 12  
Blackfoot news -- 1890  1890:4:26-1902: 1:1  
Blackfoot news -- 1960  1960:3:7-1981:4:30 
Blackfoot optimist -- 1910:12:15-1918: 10: 10 

Blackfoot register -- 1880:7: 10-1884: 3: 22  
Daily bulletin -- 1927: 10: 13-1960: 3: 4 
Daily Republican -- 1927:4:11-1927:4:29 
Evening bulletin -- 1920  1920:1:2 -1921:1:15  
Evening bulletin -- 1927  1927:8:1 -1927:10:11  
Evening courier -- 1913:7:2-1914:9:8 
Idaho news -- 1881:6:11-1891:10:31  
Idaho Republican -- 1904:7: 22 -1932: 12: 29  
Morning news -- 1981:5:1-9999 

Obituaries

Hawker Funeral Home

Morning News

School Records

Websites

References