Bonner County, Idaho

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Bonner County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. Established in 1907, it was named for Edwin L. Bonner, a ferry operator. As of the 2000 census, the county had a population of 36,835; it was estimated at 41,050 in 2007.[1] The county seat and largest city is Sandpoint.[2]

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History

Bonner County was formed on February 21, 1907, from sections of Kootenai County. It was named for travel entrepreneur Edwin L. Bonner, a ferry operator.[3] Bonners Ferry is now in Boundary County, which was formed in 1915 from the northern portion of Bonner County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,920 square miles (4,972.8 km2), of which 1,738 square miles (4,501.4 km2) is land and 182 square miles (471.4 km2) (9.48%) is water.

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