Twin Falls County, Idaho

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Twin Falls County is a county in the south central part of the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census, the county had a population of 64,284 (2008 estimate: 74,284).[1] The county seat and largest city is Twin Falls.[2]

Prior to the 1860s, the Twin Falls County area was an unorganized part of Shoshone lands, then as part of the Oregon Country. The area was first organized as part of the original Owyhee County in 1864 as part of Idaho Territory. In 1879 it was partitioned away from Owyhee County to form part of Cassia County.

Even after Idaho became a state in 1890, the Twin Falls area was very sparsely populated and without significant settlements. That changed after the city of Twin Falls was founded in 1904 and Milner Dam was completed in 1905. Most of the county's other towns were established during this period as well. In response to local government needs for these new communities, which were as much as 80 miles (130 km) away from Cassia County's seat at Albion, Twin Falls County was created by the Idaho Legislature on February 21, 1907.[3]

The county is named for a split waterfall on the Snake River of the same name. The Snake River is the county's northern boundary.

Twin Falls County is part of the Twin Falls Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,928 square miles (4,995 km²), of which 1,925 square miles (4,986 km²) is land and 3 square miles (9 km²) (0.18%) is water.

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