Blaine County, Idaho

related topics
{county, mile, population}
{household, population, female}
{area, community, home}
{government, party, election}
{area, part, region}
{build, building, house}
{school, student, university}
{city, population, household}
{town, population, incorporate}

Blaine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 18,991 (2007 estimate: 21,560).[1] The county seat and largest city is Hailey.[2] The county is home to the Sun Valley ski resort.

Blaine County was created by the Idaho Legislature on March 5, 1895, by combining Alturas and Logan Counties.[3] Its present boundaries were set on February 8, 1919, when a western portion became Camas County.[4]

The county is named after former congressman and 1884 Republican presidential nominee James G. Blaine.[3]



The Wood River Valley in present-day Blaine County was organized as part of Alturas County by the Idaho Territorial Legislature in 1864.[5] By the 1880s the area became noted for its mining ecnonomy. In 1882 the county seat of Alturas County was moved from Rocky Bar in present-day Elmore County to Hailey, in response to a population shift from Rocky Bar - which would eventually become a ghost town - to the Wood River Valley.[6]

Full article ▸

related documents
San Benito County, California
Ulster County, New York
Multnomah County, Oregon
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Hillsdale County, Michigan
Lake County, Michigan
Kings County, California
Mason County, Michigan
Branch County, Michigan
Iron County, Michigan
Palm Beach County, Florida
St. Joseph County, Michigan
Martin County, Florida
Gladwin County, Michigan
Monroe County, Michigan
Jackson County, Michigan
Passaic County, New Jersey
Ionia County, Michigan
Presque Isle County, Michigan
Allegan County, Michigan
Van Buren County, Michigan
Newaygo County, Michigan
Barry County, Michigan
Midland County, Michigan
Schoolcraft County, Michigan
Eaton County, Michigan
Lenawee County, Michigan
Union County, New Jersey
Ottawa County, Michigan
Luce County, Michigan