Dayton, Franklin County, Idaho Genealogy

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Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

Dayton City Clerks
P.O. Box 12
Dayton. Idaho 83232
(208) 747-3589




Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


The Dayton and Linrose Wards (congregations) meet in this meetinghouse:

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS‎
825 North Westside Highway
Dayton, ID 83232-5140

(208) 747-3521 


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 Dayton Ward (1893-1948) are included.


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

Funeral Homes

Webb Funeral Home
109 Bear River Blfs
Preston, Idaho 83263
(208) 852-1527
Webb Funeral Home
1005 S 800 E
Preston, Idaho 83263
(208) 852-1391
Webb Jordan D
109 E Oneida St
Preston, Idaho 83263
(208) 852-0533
Horsley Funeral Homes
132 W 300 N
Malad City, Idaho 83252
(208) 766-4330


Dayton is an outgrowth of Weston. There was a stage station on the Montana road at an early day near the point where Deep Creek empties into the Bear River, about five miles northeast of the present village of Dayton. George M. Mendenhall family was the first settlers in 1868. In 1872 other settlers came to the area at this time it was called Franklin Meadows. This settlement was also called Five Mile Creek, later Chadville in honor of Joseph Chadwick, and then changed to Dayton. The total population was 721 in 1930.

Additional history of Dayton, 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. 176.


Military History and Records




There are no copies of Dayton newspapers in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, but newspapers from nearby towns which are in the Archives may be of help to residents of Dayton.


School Records