Place:Latah, Idaho, United States

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NameLatah
Alt namesLatahsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates47.117°N 117°W
Located inIdaho, United States     (1888 - )
See alsoNez Perce, 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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Latah County (pron. ) is a county located in the north central region of the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,244. The county seat and largest city is Moscow, the home of the University of Idaho, the state's flagship and land-grant university. The county was created in 1888 and named for Latah Creek in its northwest corner. The name is Nez Perce and means "the place of pine trees and pestle", because the tribe found stones here suitable for pulverizing camas roots and shade under the white pine trees in which to work.

Latah County comprises the Moscow, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Pullman-Moscow, WA-ID Combined Statistical Area.

The county comprises the majority of the eastern portion of the Palouse, famous for its rolling hills and rich agriculture. Latah County is the only county in the U.S. established by an act of Congress; it was originally part of Nez Perce County, which was reluctant to lose its most populated area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1879 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1881 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 Probate 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
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1907 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1890 9,173
1900 13,451
1910 18,818
1920 18,092
1930 17,798
1940 18,804
1950 20,971
1960 21,170
1970 24,891
1980 28,749
1990 30,617

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External links

www.latah.id.us/


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