Place:Gem, Idaho, United States

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Gem County is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho. The population was 16,719 at the 2010 census, and the county seat and largest city is Emmett.

Gem County is part of the Boise CityNampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Gem County is home to the Idaho ground squirrel.

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History

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Named for the state nickname, "Gem State," the county was established on March 15, 1915, partitioned from Canyon County and Boise County. Fur trappers were in the area as early as 1818, and Alexander Ross explored Squaw Creek in 1824. Prospectors and miners moved through the county in 1862 in route to the gold rush in the Boise Basin around Idaho City, and by the next year irrigation began along the Payette River. The Black Canyon diversion dam on the river was built in the early 1920s, east of Emmett.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1865 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1896 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 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 6,427
1930 7,419
1940 9,544
1950 8,730
1960 9,127
1970 9,387
1980 11,972
1990 11,844

Research Tips

External links

www.co.gem.id.us/


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