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Malad City


Where Idaho Begins

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Statistics & Facts

The Idaho state capital is Boise.
The population of Malad City is approximately 4,000 (2000), 2095 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 848 (1990), 786 (2010).
The amount of land area in Malad City is 4.144 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Malad City to Washington DC is 1947 miles.
The distance to the Idaho state capital is 232 miles. (as the crow flies)
Malad City is positioned 42.18 degrees north of the equator and 112.24 degrees west of the prime meridian.


on the east side of the Malad Valley, thirteen miles from the Utah/Idaho border along Interstate 15. Here is a map page for Malad.
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History & History Related Items

One of the oldest communities in Idaho, Malad, founded in 1864, received its name because of a group of trappers which included Donald McKenzie. They came through the valley between 1818 and 1821 and some of the men became sick. They thought the sickness came from drinking the water of the local river. They named the river, "Malade" because of their suspicions. Later, it was learned it wasn't the water at all. The men had eaten some beaver that were nibbling on the roots of a local tree which put arsenic into their flesh. Though the beavers had built up an immunity to the poison, the men had not and because sick because of it.

Legends and stories of Malad and the area.

Oneida County History information
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Recreation in the area.

The official city site for Malad City, Idaho
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Malad City City Government

Malad is the Oneida County seat

Malad City Schools

An Education page for Malad Malad City


The population of Malad City was:
1990 - 1,946
2000 - 4,000

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