Place:Camas, Idaho, United States

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NameCamas
Alt namesCamassource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates43.433°N 114.8°W
Located inIdaho, United States     (1917 - )
See alsoBlaine, Idaho, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Camas County is a county in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 Census, the rural county had a population of 1,117. The county seat is Fairfield.

Camas County was created by the Idaho Legislature on February 6, 1917, by a partition of Blaine County. It is named for the camas root, or Camassia, a lily-like plant with an edible bulb found in the region, which was used as a food source by Native Americans and settlers.

U.S. Highway 20 runs east-west through the center of the county, at an elevation of just over 5,000 feet (1524 m) above sea level. State Highway 46 runs south to Gooding, connecting to US-20 four miles (6.4 km) east of Fairfield.

The Soldier Mountain ski area, opened in 1948, is 12 miles (19 km) north of Fairfield, in the Soldier Mountains of the Sawtooth National Forest.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1870 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1897 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1917 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1917 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1920 1,730
1930 1,411
1940 1,360
1950 1,079
1960 917
1970 728
1980 818
1990 727

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~idcamas/


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