Place:Twin Falls, Idaho, United States

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NameTwin Falls
Alt namesTwin Fallssource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates42.35°N 114.633°W
Located inIdaho, United States     (1907 - )
See alsoCassia, Idaho, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Twin Falls County is a county in the south central part of the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 Census, the county had a population of 77,230. The county seat and largest city is Twin Falls.

Prior to the 1860s, the Twin Falls County area was an unorganized part of Shoshone lands, then as part of the Oregon Country. The area was first organized as part of the original Owyhee County in 1864 as part of Idaho Territory. In 1879 it was partitioned away from Owyhee County to form part of Cassia County.

Even after Idaho became a state in 1890, the Twin Falls area was very sparsely populated and without significant settlements. That changed after the city of Twin Falls was founded in 1904 and Milner Dam was completed in 1905. Most of the county's other towns were established during this period as well. In response to local government needs for these new communities, which were as much as away from Cassia County's seat at Albion, Twin Falls County was created by the Idaho Legislature on February 21, 1907.

The county is named for a split waterfall on the Snake River of the same name. The Snake River is the county's northern boundary.

Twin Falls County is part of the Twin Falls Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1880 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1910 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1910 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
1910 13,543
1920 28,398
1930 29,828
1940 36,403
1950 40,979
1960 41,842
1970 41,807
1980 52,927
1990 53,580

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External links

www.twinfallscounty.org


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