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Lemhi County, Idaho (Map It) was created on January 9, 1869 from Idaho County. Lemhi County was named in honor of Limhi, king of the Nephites according to the Book of Mormon. Learn More About State of Idaho History
Lemhi County is bordered by Idaho County (west), Valley County (west), Custer County (south), Butte County (south), Clark County (east), Beaverhead County, Montana (northeast), Ravalli County, Montana (north).
Lemhi County Cities and Towns include Leadore, Salmon.
Lemhi County, Idaho Courthouse Records
Lemhi 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 Lemhi 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.
- Lemhi County Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office has Marriage Records from 1869, Land Records from 1867, Probate Records from 1880 and Court Records from 1868. 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.
Lemhi 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
Lemhi 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 or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Certificates Applications.
Lemhi County, Idaho Resources
- Lemhi County Historical Society / Museum
- Lemhi County, Idaho Message Boards
- Lemhi County, Idaho Genealogy Forum
- Lemhi County, Idaho Mailing lists
Lemhi County, Idaho External Links
- Idaho Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Lemhi County, Idaho Books - Amazon
- Lemhi County Records, 1868-1964 Marriage, coroners, deeds, declarations of intention, discharges, estate files, school census and student records from the county courthouse in Salmon.
- Lemhi Co., Idaho - FindaGrave
- Idaho Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Lemhi County, Idaho Links - Cyndi's List