Custer County, Idaho Genealogy Guide

Custer County, Idaho (Map It) was created on January 8, 1881 from Alturas and Lemhi County. Custer County was named in honor of General Custer mine, named after George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876), United States Army general. Learn More About State of Idaho History

Custer County is bordered by Lemhi County (north), Butte County (east), Blaine County (south), Elmore County (southwest), Boise County (southwest), Valley County (west).

Custer County Cities and Towns include Challis, Clayton, Lost River, Mackay, Stanley.

Custer County, Idaho Courthouse Records

Custer County, Idaho Courthouse
Custer County, ID Courthouse

The Custer County Courthouse is located in Challis, Idaho. Learn More About State of Idaho Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Custer county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Custer County Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office has Marriage Records from 1879, Land Records from 1872, Probate Records from 1879  and Court Records from 1879. The Recorder is responsible to keep records of all documents recorded in Adams County. Additionally, the Recorder’s office provides marriage licenses, processes passports and records land documents, including plat maps, surveys, easements, assertions of right-of-way, and some types of liens.

Custer County, Idaho Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Idaho Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: 1890

Custer County, Idaho Vital Records

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