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Idaho County, Idaho (Map It) was created on February 4, 1864 as an Original County. Idaho County was named for the Columbia River steamship Idaho launched in 1860. Name predates both Idaho Territory and the State of Idaho. Learn More About State of Idaho History
Idaho County is bordered by Clearwater County (north), Missoula County, Montana (northeast), Ravalli County, Montana (east), Lemhi County, Valley County (south), Adams County (southwest), Wallowa County, Oregon (west), Nez Perce County (northwest), Lewis County (northwest).
Idaho County Cities and Towns include Cottonwood, Ferdinand, Grangeville, Kooskia, Riggins, Stites, White Bird .
Idaho County, Idaho Courthouse Records
Idaho County, ID Courthouse
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 Idaho 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.
- Idaho County Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office has Marriage Records from 1862, Land Records from 1862, Probate Records from 1865 and Court Records from 1870 . 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.
Idaho County, Idaho Census Records
- Learn More: State of Idaho Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Idaho County, Idaho Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Idaho Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from July 1911 to present.
- Marriage and Divorce Records: from May 1947 to present.
- Locations: Idaho Office of Vital Statistics, 450 W. State St., 1st Floor, Boise, ID 83720; (208) 334-5988
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Certificates Applications.
Idaho County, Idaho Resources
- Idaho County Chapter (Igs), 215 West North, Grangeville ID 83530
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