Place:Minidoka, Idaho, United States

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NameMinidoka
Alt namesMinidokasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates42.833°N 113.617°W
Located inIdaho, United States     (1913 - )
See alsoLincoln, 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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Minidoka County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. The county seat and largest city is Rupert. As of the 2010 Census the county had a population of 20,069.

The name Minidoka is of Dakota Sioux origin meaning "a fountain or spring of water." Minidoka was first used in 1883 as a name for the Union Pacific's Oregon Short Line, a railroad spur in the middle of the Snake River Plain. The spur later became the site of a watering station along the line. The village of Minidoka grew up next to the station. The Minidoka name was then given to a reclamation project under then President Theodore Roosevelt which included the construction of the Minidoka Dam, completed in 1904. Minidoka National Historic Site (in Jerome County) was part of the original reclamation project and hence shares the name. Minidoka County was created by the Idaho Legislature on January 28, 1913, by a partition of Lincoln County.

Minidoka County is part of the Burley Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1908 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1908 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 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 9,035
1930 8,403
1940 9,870
1950 9,785
1960 14,394
1970 15,731
1980 19,718
1990 19,361

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External links

www.minidoka.id.us/


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