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Latah County, Idaho


Pea & Lentil Capital of the World

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Idaho state capital is Boise.
The population of Moscow is approximately 18,519 (1990), 23800 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,748 (1990), 9180 (2010).
The amount of land area in Moscow is 12.405 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Moscow to Washington DC is 2181 miles.
The distance to the Idaho state capital is 219 miles. (as the crow flies)
Moscow is positioned 46.72 degrees north of the equator and 116.99 degrees west of the prime meridian.


On Hwy 95 above Lewiston, on the Washington-Idaho border
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History & History Related Items

Due to its black, volcanic ash soil, the area around Moscow is lauded for its rich agricultural yields. During the 1860's, it was a base camp in the gold rush of that area. The Nez Perce Indians made it a favorite summer camping spot. It is especially known for the raising of lentils, dry peas, wheat and barley. It is the home of the University of Idaho which was established in 1889, even before Idaho became a state.
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The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-4014
Phone: (208) 885-6765
Held each year for 6 days beginning the Tuesday of the last full week in February each year.
Judged performances are held during the festival with clinics and workshops conducted each day.

McConnell Mansion
110 S. Adams St.
Moscow, ID
110 S. Adams St.
Moscow, ID
Phone: 208-882-1004
This home was built in the late 1800's by Governor William J. McConnell. It is now used by the Latah County Historical Society with displays of period furniture and relics.

Moscow, Idaho information

Moscow Mardi Gras and Beaux Arts Ball
Held annually in February and sponsored by the local chamber of commerce
Call: 208-882-3581
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Moscow City Government

Moscow City Hall Offices
206 E 3rd St
Moscow, ID 83843-2959
Phone: 208-883-7000

Moscow Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
411 S Main St
Moscow, ID 83843-2915
Phone: 208-882-1800

Moscow Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
411 S Main St
Moscow, ID 83843-2915
Phone: 208-882-1800

Moscow Libraries

Moscow-Latah County Library
110 S Jefferson St.
Moscow, ID 83843-2833
Phone: 208-882-3925

Moscow Schools

Moscow School District 281
650 N Cleveland St
Moscow, ID 83843-3659
Phone: 208-882-1120

Moscow Senior High School
402 E 5th St
Moscow, ID 83843-2966
Phone: 208-882-2591


University Of Idaho
415 W 6th St.
Moscow, ID 83843-2321
Phone: 208-885-6111

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