Bingham County, Idaho

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Bingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 41,735 (2008 estimate: 43,903).[1] The county seat and largest city is Blackfoot.[2] Bingham County comprises the Blackfoot, ID, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Bingham County was created January 13, 1885, and named after Henry H. Bingham, a congressman from Pennsylvania and friend of William Bunn, Idaho's Territorial Governor. As a young officer in the Civil War, Bingham rose from lieutenant to brigadier general; he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of the Wilderness.

The county was formed from Oneida County and was later partitioned itself to form Fremont (1893), Bonneville (1911), Power (1913), and Butte (1917) counties.[3]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,120 square miles (5,490.8 km2), of which 2,095 square miles (5,426.0 km2) is land and 26 square miles (67.3 km2) (1.20%) is water. The Snake River flows southwest through the middle of Bingham County; at the county's southwest corner the river is the American Falls Reservoir.

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