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St Maries
Benewah County, Idaho

ZipCodes
83861




Page Contents for St Maries, Idaho

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Idaho state capital is Boise.
The population of St Maries is approximately 2,586 (2002).
The approximate number of families is 1,076 (1990).
The amount of land area in St Maries is 2.824 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in St Maries is 1.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from St Maries to Washington DC is 2169 miles.
The distance to the Idaho state capital is 256 miles. (as the crow flies)
St Maries is positioned 47.31 degrees north of the equator and 116.57 degrees west of the prime meridian.
St Maries elevation is 2,216 feet above sea level.
The city tree is the Doug Fir.
The city bird is the Bald Eagle.
The St Maries city color is Green. St Maries median income is $ 32,054 (2000).
The St Maries median home price is $ 79,700 (2000).
St Maries average annual precipitation is 30.49 inches peryear.
St Maries average annual snowfall is 59.5 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 28.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 67.5 degrees F.

Location

about 50 miles southeast of Spokane, Washington, in the Idaho Panhandle. It is only about 2 hours+ from the Canadian border. Other nearby communities include Harrison, Plummer, Worley and Tensed

St Maries is located at the confluence of the St. Joe and St. Maries Rivers
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Geography


mostly mountainous, but some rolling hill areas where farming is done.
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Climate


temperate
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History & History Related Items

St. Maries is pronounced Saint Mary's

Here is a history page for St. Maries. The first sawmill and post office were opened in 1889. Joseph Fisher is credited with founding St. Maries around 1900. By 1903, the town was firmly established.
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Attractions

NOTED NOTABLES
Robert La Vigne
Obie Award winning Theatrical Designer and Artist, Robert La Vigne, was born on July 15, 1928 in the house built by his Grandfather, John Donlon at No. 2 Eighth Street, St, Maries, Idaho. The attending physician, C. A. Robins later became Governor of the State of Idaho.

The Artist spent many of his summers with his Grandparents at the house in St. Maries. It was there that his Grandmother, Mary Cronin Donlon, transplanted from New York in 1909, introduced him to poetry, music and to paintings, the love of his life.

Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
Pappy Boyington (1912), the famous WWII Marine Corps Ace grew up here and made his first flight ($ 5) with a barnstorming pilot Cyde Pangborn from St Maries in a biplane at St Maries on September 17th 1919. (submitted by Dan Bronson)

Paul Bunyan Days

held Labor day weekend each year
Logging events, pool events, auction, community booths, carnival, parade, fireworks and street dance

St. Joe River
The river and others nearby offer many water related activities. These rivers along with Lake Coeur d'Alene provide many opportunities for boating, fishing, hunting and more

Christmas in St. Maries
A tree lighting ceremony, holiday music, a snow king and queen are among the festivities in St Maries in December. A lighted Christmas parade is also held.

The Hughes House Museum.

North/South Ski Bowl
Phone: 208-245-4222

Find lots of recreational activities in and around St Maries.

NOTED NOTABLES
Robert La Vigne
Obie Award winning Theatrical Designer and Artist, Robert La Vigne, was born on July 15, 1928 in the house built by his Grandfather, John Donlon at No. 2 Eighth Street, St, Maries, Idaho. The attending physician, C. A. Robins later became Governor of the State of Idaho.

The Artist spent many of his summers with his Grandparents at the house in St. Maries. It was there that his Grandmother, Mary Cronin Donlon, transplanted from New York in 1909, introduced him to poetry, music and to paintings, the love of his life.

Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
Pappy Boyington (1912), the famous WWII Marine Corps Ace grew up here and made his first flight ($ 5) with a barnstorming pilot Cyde Pangborn from St Maries in a biplane at St Maries on September 17th 1919. (submitted by Dan Bronson)
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Economy & Industry


mainly based in the timber industry, with mining and farming as other larger portions of the economy.
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St Maries City Government

St Maries City Hall
602 W College Ave
St Maries, ID 83861-1822
Phone: 208-245-2577

St Maries, Idaho is the county seat of Benewah County

St Maries Chamber

St Maries Idaho Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 162
906 Main Street
St. Maries, Idaho 83861
Office 208-245-3563

St Maries Community News

St Maries Gazette Record
Local Newspaper
610 Main Avenue
St. Maries, ID 83861
Phone: 208-245-4538 Fax: 208-245-4011

St Maries Community Events

Paul Bunyan Days
Held each year on Labor Day Weekend

St Maries Organizations

St Maries Idaho Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 162
906 Main Street
St. Maries, Idaho 83861
Office 208-245-3563

St Maries Libraries

St Maries Public Library
822 W College Ave
St Maries, ID 83861
Phone: 208-245-3732

St Maries Schools

St Maries Jt School Dist 41
240 S 11th St
St Maries, ID 83861-1661
Phone: 208-245-2579 St Maries

Miscellany

The population of St. Maries was:
1990 - 2,442
1999 - 2,800
2000 - 2,652
2002 - 2,586

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