History and Genealogy
Elmore County, Idaho
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County was established February 7, 1889, with its county seat at Rocky
Bar and was named for the Ida Elmore mines, the area's greatest silver
and gold producer of the 1860s, located near Silver City in Owyhee
County. The Oregon Trail crossed the Snake River in Elmore County, at
Three Island Crossing near Glenns Ferry. A station on the overland
stage route, originally named Rattlesnake, was moved west to the
railroad line and became Mountain Home. On February 4, 1891, the county
seat was moved to Mountain Home.
The Pittsburg, Confederate Star, and other properties in the Rocky Bar Mining District in Elmore County prior to 1884.
Submit Cemetery Information
wonderful source of genealogical information that is very useful are
cemetery headstones. They provide key data such as dates of birth,
marriage information and dates of death. To submit
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are one of the most important tools used by researchers in tracing
their family roots. Please consider contributing any obituary
information that you may have by submitting them here
filling out the transmittal form.
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as possible in order to make it freely available to all researchers. We
gratefully accept contributions of raw data such as
marriage/birth/death records, obituaries, county histories,
biographies, old newspaper items, census information, - anything that would help someone
build their family tree! Feel free to email me, Sandra Davis, with
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