Pierce, Idaho

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Geographic location

City Hall

Pierce City Clerks
P.O. Box 356/404 S. Main Street
Pierce, Idaho 83546
(208) 464-2222




Church History and Records


Mountain View Baptist Church‎
108 Willoughby Dr
Pierce, ID 83546

(208) 464-1182

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Faith Lutheran Church‎
611 S Main
Pierce, ID 83546

(208) 464-2411


First Protestant Church Of Pierce‎
120 2nd Ave S
Pierce, ID 83546

(208) 464-2322

New Life Fellowship‎
401 Stover Dr
Pierce, ID 83546

(208) 464-2723


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

Funeral Homes


Lewis and Clark first met the Nez Perce Indians on September 20, 1805. Captain E.D. Pierce and ten other hardy men including Wilbur Basset on September 28, 1860, camped where what is now the junction of Canal Creek and Orofino Creek, this area is also known as Canal Gulch. October 2, 1860 the first gold was found in Idaho, from 1860 to 1867 estimates are that 3.5 million dollars in Placer Gold was removed from the Pierce area. The winter of 1860 and 1861 Captain Pierce traveled to the Territorial Legislature in Olympia Washington to charter a wagon road from Walla Walla Washington to the gold fields of Pierce. Pierce was the start of the first transportation route for the State of Idaho. In June 1861 Pierce was named the county seat for Shoshone County, and on September 2, 1861 the first elected officials met in Pierce. By June 1862 Idaho's first government building, the Pierce Courthouse, was chartered and by August 1862 construction was completed.


Military History and Records




Copies of issues of the following Pierce City newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise:

Pierce City miner  1902:3:21-1911:7:14  
Pierce City miner  1910:10:14


School Records