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History & History-related items

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Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Idaho state capital is Boise.
The population of Fruitland is approximately 3,805 (2000), 4684 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,165 (2000), 1700 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fruitland is 3.153 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Fruitland is 1.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fruitland to Washington DC is 2218 miles.
The distance to the Idaho state capital is 46 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fruitland is positioned 44.01 degrees north of the equator and 116.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fruitland elevation is 2,225 feet above sea level.
Fruitland median income is $ 32,469 (2000).
The Fruitland median home price is $ 84,700 (2000).
Fruitland average annual precipitation is 10.3 inches peryear.
Fruitland average annual snowfall is 21.2 inches per year.


in southwest Idaho along the Snake River. The River is to the south and west and the Payette River is to the north. Fruitland is about 50 miles west of Boise. The city is located on Highway 95. Other nearby communities include Ontario, Nyssa and Vale, all in Oregon and Payette, New Plymouth, Parma, Weiser and Notus, all in Idaho.
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History & History Related Items

The community was settled in 1897 when John Hall came to homestead with his family. He sold half the 160 acres and the water rights to Amelia Zeller, wife of Anthony, five years later. The area was then referred to as Zeller's Crossing. The Zeller's recorded the original plat on 23 March 1907. Fruitland was incorporated as a village in 1948. The original community had few buildings, but was surrounded by fine orchards, mostly applesand prunes. Fruitland's name was chosen because of these abundant fruit orchards.
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Fruitland Family Fun Day
Held each September in the community park

Christmas in the Park
held each December in the community park.
This community page is well-used for all types of activities for families, businesses, churches and organizations. The Gazebo is a favored spot in the park for weddings and get-togethers.

Fruitland is committed to a progressive, proactive community that focusese on achieving unity, maintaining quality of life and preserving our heritage. Fruitland's vision is to be a community that combines all the aspects of a quality life for all citizens including a high quality education, a safe community, active participation and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Spring Fair and Parade
usually held the second weekend of May each year
The fair features livestock, arts, foods and crafts. A big hit each year is the Lions Club chicken barbecue in the school parking lot.
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Economy & Industry

A quarter of Fruitland residents are employed in manufacturing, one-fourth in services and one fifth in retail trade.
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Fruitland City Government

City of Fruitland
200 S. Whitley
Fruitland, ID 83619
Phone: (208) 452-4421

Fruitland Historical Events

Gayway Junction annexed into Fruitland.

Fruitland was called Hooverville during this era because of the many homeless migrants.

Fruitland Chamber

Fruitland Chamber of Commerce
1105 B North Whitley Drive
PO Box 408
Fruitland, ID 83619
Phone: (208) 452-4350
Fax: (208) 452-5028
Hours: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm M-TH

Fruitland Organizations

Fruitland Chamber of Commerce
1105 B North Whitley Drive
PO Box 408
Fruitland, ID 83619
Phone: (208) 452-4350
Fax: (208) 452-5028
Hours: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm M-TH

Fruitland Libraries

Fruitland Community Library
500 SW 3rd Street
Fruitland, ID 83655
Phone: 208-452-7123

Fruitland Schools

Fruitland School District
P.O. Box A.
Fruitland, Idaho 83619
303 Southwest 3rd Street
Fruitland, Idaho 83619
Phone: 208-452-3595 Fruitland


The population of Fruitland was:
1990 - 2,400
2000 - 3,805
2002 - 3,978

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