Place:Elmore, Idaho, United States

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NameElmore
Alt namesElmoresource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates43.3°N 115.433°W
Located inIdaho, United States     (1889 - )
See alsoAlturas, 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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Elmore County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 Census the county had a population of 27,038, down 7.2% from 29,130 in 2000. The largest city and county seat is Mountain Home.

Elmore County comprises the Mountain Home, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Elmore County was established February 7, 1889, with its county seat at Rocky Bar. It is named after the Ida Elmore mines, the area's greatest silver and gold producer of the 1860s, located near Silver City in Owyhee County.

The Oregon Trail crossed the Snake River in Elmore County, at Three Island Crossing near Glenns Ferry. A station on the overland stage route, originally named Rattlesnake, was moved west to the railroad line and became Mountain Home. On February 4, 1891, the county seat was moved to Mountain Home.

Construction of what would become Mountain Home Air Force Base was begun in October 1942, southwest of Mountain Home. The base officially opened in August 1943 as a training base for bombers, and was an operational base under SAC through 1965. It became a fighter base in 1966 under TAC, now the Air Combat Command.

Anderson Ranch Dam is east of Mountain Home on the South Fork of the Boise River. At the time of its completion in 1950, it was the world's highest earthfill dam.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1889 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1892 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1940 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
1890 1,870
1900 2,286
1910 4,785
1920 5,087
1930 4,491
1940 5,518
1950 6,687
1960 16,719
1970 17,479
1980 21,565
1990 21,205

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~idelmore/


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