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Benewah County


Benewah County was established January 23, 1915, by an act of the state legislature from the southern part of Kootenai County and was named for a Coeur d'Alene Indian chief. The county seat is located at St. Maries, Idaho. Some settlement began after completion of the
Mullan Road in 1860, but most settlers came to the area after the discovery of gold near St. Maries in 1880.


Benewah County Courthouse
St. Maries, Idaho


The Water Front
St. Maries, Idaho
Circa 1908

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Website Updates:
April 2018
Biographies: Joseph R. Garry.
Census: 2000 and 2010 Census Demographics have been added.
News: Accidental Deaths: George Harvey; Mrs. L. A. Williams; Harry Griffith; Shelburne S. Keebler.
News: Crime: Murder of Ray Arthur Flack by L. W. Kimball; murder of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz McCullay by Henry Youngblood.
News: Political: Joseph R. Garry - First Indian to serve in the Idaho Legislature.

January 2018

Obituaries: Mrs. Robson submitted by Jim Dezotell.



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