Idaho: Links to Digitized County Histories

Idaho, with its 44 counties is fairly well represented today – particularly since its population is relatively small per square mile – in large part to its early Mormon history.

FAQ

1. While every county in the state is listed, links are only provided for titles that no longer fall under U.S. copyright laws. All (almost) links connect to free websites.
2. There are a few instances when a book has been digitized, but is only found on a paid site. In that case, no link is inserted, but a note as to the website where it has been found is given.
3. When a state history has also been found in digital format, it is listed in the STATE section that precedes the county list. I have limited STATE entries to those with county histories/biographical volumes in them.
4. There are a number of counties that DO have histories written, BUT they remain copyrighted material. Therefore, if a county has NONE after its name, it doesn’t mean there is no county history, just that none has been digitized. It’s also possible that the only digitized county history is included in one of the state volumes, so be sure to check those entries.
5. If the book is on FamilySearch, you will need a free account to access it. This list does NOT include town histories.
6. When all fifty states have been completed, I will post a PDF of them all.
7. One last note – it is very possible that a book is digitally available on more than one website. I’ve only included links to one site per book.

IDAHO

STATE – History of Idaho: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests, Volume 1, Hiram Taylor French, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1914.
STATE – History of Idaho: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests, Volume 2, Hiram Taylor French, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1914.
STATE – History of Idaho: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests, Volume 3, Hiram Taylor French, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1914.
STATEAn illustrated history of the state of Idaho: containing a history of the state of Idaho from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1899.

ADANONE
ADAMSNONE
BANNOCK – The history of Bannock County, Idaho, Arthur Charles Saunders, The Tribune Company, Pocatello, Idaho, 1915.
BEAR LAKE – The early history of Bear Lake County, D.C. Rich, n.d.
BEAR LAKELand of the sky-blue water: a history of the L.D.S. settlement of the Bear Lake Valley, Brigham Young University Press, Provo, Utah, 1963.
BEAR LAKETreasured tidbits of time: an informal history of Mormon conquest and settlement of the Bear Lake Valley, Volume 1, Jens Patrick Wilde, Montpelier, Idaho, c1977-1997.
BEAR LAKETreasured tidbits of time: an informal history of Mormon conquest and settlement of the Bear Lake Valley, Volume 2, Jens Patrick Wilde, Montpelier, Idaho, c1977-1997.
BEAR LAKETreasured tidbits of time: an informal history of Mormon conquest and settlement of the Bear Lake Valley, Volume 3, Jens Patrick Wilde, Montpelier, Idaho, c1977-1997.
BEAR LAKETullidge’s histories, (volume 2) containing the history of all the northern, eastern and western counties of Utah: also the counties of southern Idaho; with a biographical appendix of representative men and founders of the cities and counties; also a commercial supplement, historical, Edward William Tullidge, Juvenile Instructor, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1889.
BENEWAH – NONE
BINGHAM –
Bingham County history (Idaho): written and compiled by the people of Bingham County commemorating the county’s 100th birthday, 1885-1985, Bingham County Centennial Book committee, Blackfoot, Idaho, 1985.
BINGHAM – The people of the hills, Miranda Campbell Stringham, ZIP Printing, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1963. *Volumes 2 & 3 not found.
BLAINEHistory of Alturas and Blaine Counties, Idaho, George A. McLeod, Hailey Times, Hailey, Idaho, 1950.
BOISENONE
BONNER – NONE
BONNEVILLE – Bonneville County in the making, Barzilla W. Clark, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1941.
BONNEVILLECaptain Bonneville’s county, Edith Haroldsen Lovell, Eastern Idaho Farmer, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1963.
BOUNDARY – NONE
BUTTENONE
CAMAS – A history of Camas Prairie, John Francis Ryan, Camas County Historical Society, Fairfield, Idaho, 1975.
CAMASLasting legacy, 1890-1990, Camas Prairie, Idaho, Nan Reedy & Lena Nash Rice, Camas Prairie, Idaho, 1990.
CANYON – NONE
CARIBOU – Now and then: a picture book of Caribou County, Idaho, Faunda Gwenevere Romero Bybee, 1977.
CASSIA – Hand written copy of organizational meetings of DUP camps in Cassia County, Idaho: includes Cassia County Officers, Sarah Emma Camp, Sarah Yeaman Camp, Harriet Anne Bodily Camp, Oakley Idaho Camp, Harriett Sophia Camp, Sarah Sophia Camp, and Sarah Emma Camp, Sarah Yeaman Camp, Harriet Anne Bodily Camp, Oakley Idaho Camp, Harriet Sophia Camp, Sarah Sophia Camp, Margarett Martha Camp, and Cover Wagon Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Cassia Company, 1935.
CASSIA – History of Cassia County and Burley, Minie Myers, Burley Chapter of Idaho Writers, Burley, Idaho, 1952.
CASSIALittle stories of pioneer days, Peggy Clayville, 1965.
CASSIAThe Mormon settlement of Cassia County, Idaho, 1873-1921, Leonard J. Arrington, n.d.
CLARKNONE
CLEARWATERNONE
CUSTER – NONE
ELMORE – NONE
FRANKLIN –
Early information on counties in Idaho: Franklin, Fremont, Idaho, and Kootenai, manuscript, n.d.
FRANKLINThe history of a valley, Cache Valley, Utah-Idaho, Everett Lenwood Cooley & Joel Edward Ricks, Cache Valley Centennial Commission, Logan Utah, c1956.
FRANKLINIdaho facts and statistics: pertaining to its early settlement and colonization with special reference to the Franklin colony together with stoiries of the Indian troubles in the south eastern part of the state, Skelton Publishing, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1910.
FRANKLINPersonal journal of Mrs. Fannie E. McQueen: she was also a midwife and helped with births in the towns of Franklin, Preston, Fairview, River Creek, Dayton, Oxford, Weston, Whitney, Battle Creek and Treasureton (Idaho), 1922.
FREMONT – Early information on counties in Idaho: Franklin, Fremont, Idaho, and Kootenai, manuscript, n.d.
FREMONTHistory of the uplands, Farnum, Drummond, Squirrel, Lamont and communities faded into the past, 1896-1990: history of the homesteading and pioneering histories of families by contribution and special permission of articles from the Snake River echoes, Tressa Murdoch Garrett & Percy Blaine Hawkes, 1992.
GEM – Settling of Emmett Valley and history of Emmett L. D. S. Wards, 1861-1959, Edith C. Scott, 1959.
GOODING – NONE
IDAHO – Early information on counties in Idaho: Franklin, Fremont, Idaho, and Kootenai, manuscript, n.d.
IDAHOHistory of Idaho County: a history of exporation, adventure and discovery, Charles L. Kemp, The Standard, Grangeville, Idaho, 1904.
IDAHOAn illustrated history of North Idaho: embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties state of Idaho, Western Historical Publishing Copany, 1903.
JEFFERSONNONE
JEROME – NONE
KOOTENAI – Early information on counties in Idaho: Franklin, Fremont, Idaho, and Kootenai, manuscript, n.d.
KOOTENAIAn illustrated history of North Idaho: embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties state of Idaho, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903.
LATAH – An illustrated history of North Idaho: embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties state of Idaho, Western Historical Publishing Copany, 1903.
LATAHHomesteaders and early settlers of the Cedar Creek Ridgea area, Latah County, Idaho, Anna Mitchell Smith, 1961.
LEMHI – Centennial History of Lemhi County, Volume 1, Lemhi County History Committee, 1992.
LEMHI – Centennial History of Lemhi County, Volume 2, Lemhi County History Committee, 1992.
LEMHI – Centennial History of Lemhi County, Volume 3, Lemhi County History Committee, 1992.
LEMHIEarly history of the upper Lemhi Valley, Clara Proulx, 197_.
LEMHIHistory of Lemhi County, George Elmo Shoup, Reprint from Salmon Recorder Herald, May 8-October 23, 1940.
LEWIS – Remember when: homesteading on Idaho’s Nezperce Prairie and the people who settled there after 1895, Margaret Nell Waters Longeteig, Craigmont, Idaho, c1976.
LINCOLN – NONE
MADISON –
Madison county, 1913-1990, Madison County Centennial Committee, c1993.
MADISONThe Snake River fork country: a brief history of peaceful conquest in the upper Snake River basin, Samuel M. Beal, Rexburg, Idaho, 1935.
MINIDOKA – In only ten years, Mildred Deno Curtis, Minidoka Project, Idaho-Wyoming, n.d.
MINIDOKAThe Minidoka story: the land and the people in words and pictures, Minidoka County News, 1963.
NEZ PERCE – An illustrated history of North Idaho: embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties state of Idaho, Western Historical Publishing Comany, 1903.
NEZ PERCERemember when: homesteading on Idaho’s Nezperce Prairie and the people who settled there after 1895, Margaret Nell Waters Longeteig, Craigmont, Idaho, c1976.
ONEIDA – Tullidge’s histories, (volume 2) containing the history of all the northern, eastern and western counties of Utah: also the counties of southern Idaho; with a biographical appendix of representative men and founders of the cities and counties; also a commercial supplement, historical, Edward William Tullidge, Juvenile Instructor, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1889.
ONEIDAHistorical record of the Curlew Valley and Holbrook Ward, Mary J. Hubbard, n.d.
ONEIDAAn Oneida County chronology, Kenneth Larson, 1950.
OWYHEE – A historical, descriptive and commercial directory of Owyhee County, Idaho: January 1898, Owyhee Avalanche, Silver city, Idaho, 1898.
PAYETTE – Early information on counties in Idaho: Payette, Twin Falls, Shoshone, and Teton, manuscript, n.d.
POWER – NONE
SHOSHONE – An illustrated history of North Idaho: embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties state of Idaho, Western Historical Publishing Comany, 1903.
SHOSHONEEarly information on counties in Idaho: Payette, Twin Falls, Shoshone, and Teton, manuscript, n.d.
TETON – Early information on counties in Idaho: Payette, Twin Falls, Shoshone, and Teton, manuscript, n.d.
TETONHistory of Teton Valley, Idaho, Benjamin Woodbury Driggs, Caxton Printers, Caldwell, Idaho, 1926.
TWIN FALLS – Early information on counties in Idaho: Payette, Twin Falls, Shoshone, and Teton, manuscript, n.d.
TWIN FALLSA folk history of Twin Falls County, History Publication Committee, Standard Printing, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1962.
TWIN FALLSTwins Falls County pioneers, James Lafayette Holloway, Santa Clara, California, 2000.
VALLEY – Index to Early pioneers/settlers in Valley County, Idaho, 1870-1920, Wesley W. Craig, Valley County Genealogical Society Cascade, Idaho, 1997.
WASHINGTON – Saga of Salubria and history of Washington County revisited, Idaho Heartland Genealogists, Cambridge Litho, Cambridge, Idaho, n.d.

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