Place:Canyon, Idaho, United States

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NameCanyon
Alt namesCanyonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Treasure Valleysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS16027414
TypeCounty
Coordinates43.517°N 116.65°W
Located inIdaho, United States     (1892 - )
See alsoAda, Idaho, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Gem, Idaho, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Payette, Idaho, United StatesChild 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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Canyon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. At the 2010 Census, the county had a population of 188,923. The county seat is Caldwell, and its largest city is Nampa.. Canyon County is part of the Boise City–Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Hudson's Bay Company established Fort Boise in 1834 near what is now Parma, but abandoned it in 1855. Migrants traveled through Canyon County on the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Short Line Railroad was completed in the area in 1883.

The county was established on March 7, 1891, with its county seat at Caldwell. Partitioned from Ada County, it originally included Payette County (1917) and the southern portion of Gem County (1915). Some sources attribute the name to the canyon of the Boise River near Caldwell, while western writers John Rees and Vardis Fisher believed it was named for the Snake River canyon, which forms a natural boundary with Owyhee County to the south and west.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1865 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1892 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1892 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1906 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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
1900 7,497
1910 25,323
1920 26,932
1930 30,930
1940 40,987
1950 53,597
1960 57,662
1970 61,288
1980 83,756
1990 90,076

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External links

www.canyoncounty.org/


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