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Statistics & Facts

The Idaho state capital is Boise.
The population of Rathdrum is approximately 3,500 (1997), 6826 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 766 (1995), 2427 (2010).
The amount of land area in Rathdrum is 3.508 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rathdrum to Washington DC is 2195 miles.
The distance to the Idaho state capital is 292 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rathdrum is positioned 47.81 degrees north of the equator and 116.88 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Rathdrum average annual rainfall is 30 inches per year
The average low temperature is 21 (January) degrees F.
The average high temperature is 86 (July) degrees F.


in the Idaho Panhandle 12 miles northwest of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and 25 miles east of Spokane, Washington.
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History & History Related Items

Rathdrum was first called "Westwood", after a pony express rider and land developer, Charles Wesley Wood. It was the county seat for Kootenai County in 1881. After the election in 1908, the county seat was moved to Coeur d'Alene. The city's name was changed to Rathdrum in the late 1800's. The name of Rathdrum was chosen for the birthplace of a local Irish businessman, Rathdroma. The area had been used by traders and Indians many years before the city was founded. Several major fires in town have destroyed much of the early buildings, but one structure, the oldest brick church in the state of Idaho, is the Saint Stanislaus Church.
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The settling of Rathdrum


Rathdrum City Government

Rathdrum City Clerk
821 Main Street
P.O. Box 67
Rathdrum, ID 83858
Phone: (208) 687-0261
e-mail for city of Rathdrum:

Rathdrum Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (208) 687-2866

Rathdrum Community News

I am looking for an ancestor!
I am a direct descendent of Captain William Cobleigh, a veteran of the 14th N.H. Veteran Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. He was a student, I believe at Dartmouth College, before the war. He and a brother, Charles, were from West Milan, NH, both were serving in Company "E" at wars end. After the war, he moved to Rathdrum, Idaho and became a clergyman. He was married, had one son at the close of the war, but beyond that I know nothing about him. If there is a local "historian" I would love to know if there is any local history pertaining to this man.
Please contact me at this e-mail:
Thank you, Paul Cobleigh

Rathdrum Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (208) 687-2866

Rathdrum Libraries

The Kootenai County Library has a branch in Rathdrum.

Rathdrum Schools

Rathdrum students are served by the Lakeland School District

Lakeland Joint School District 272
15506 N. Washington Street
PO Box 39
Rathdrum, ID 83858
Phone: 208-687-0431 or 208-687-2668
Fax: 208-687-1884 Rathdrum


Snowfall in Rathdrum averages 50 inches per year. The humidity in January averages around 81% and in July, it averages at about 34%

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