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Encyclopedia > Alturas County, Idaho

Alturas County was a county in Idaho Territory and later the state of Idaho from 1864 to 1895. It covered an area larger than the states of Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware combined. Most present-day southern Idaho counties were created at least in part from the original Alturas County area. The name Alturas comes from a Spanish word for "mountain summits" or "mountainous heights." Categories: US geography stubs | U.S. historical regions and territories | Idaho history | Montana history | Wyoming history ... State nickname: Gem State Other U.S. States Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne Official languages none Area 216,632 km² (14th)  - Land 214,499 km²  - Water 2,133 km² (0. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admittance into... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (acting) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ...


Alturas County was created by the Idaho Territorial Legislature in February 1864. Later that year the mining camp of Rocky Bar was designated the county seat. The county seat was moved to Hailey in 1882. Hailey is a city located in Blaine County, Idaho. ...


In 1889, the Idaho Territorial Legislature created Elmore County and Logan County from parts of Alturas County. On March 5, 1895, to circumvent a recent state supreme court decision striking down an earlier county reorganization, the Idaho Legislature combined Alturas and Logan Counties into a new county called Blaine. Two weeks later on March 18, the southern portion of the newly-created Blaine County was split off to form Lincoln County with its county seat at Shoshone. Hailey remained the county seat of what was now Blaine County and Alturas County disappeared from the Idaho map. Elmore County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Blaine County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Shoshone is a city located in Lincoln County, Idaho. ...


See also: List of extinct U.S. counties, List of Idaho counties This is a list of U.S. counties that were established by a state, provincial, colonial, or territorial government, which no longer exist, for one reason or another. ... Listing of counties in Idaho. ...


Sources

  • Alturas County Seat, 1864 (http://www.idahohistory.net/Reference%20Series/0987.doc)
  • Digital Atlas of Idaho (http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/main.htm)

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Digital Atlas of Idaho - Counties (571 words)
The Idaho constitution of 1890 directed the legislature to: establish a system of county government which shall be uniform throughout the state.
Alturas, which was created in 1864, was later divided into the many counties now found in central Idaho.
The boards of county commissioners are the administrators of the counties and are given by law the responsibility of supervising the conduct of all county officers.
Alturas County, Idaho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (253 words)
Alturas County was a county in Idaho Territory and later the state of Idaho from 1864 to 1895.
Alturas County was created by the Idaho Territorial Legislature in February 1864.
The county seat was moved to Hailey in 1882.
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