Weiser Idaho Profile and Resource Guide, City or community of Weiser, Idaho Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, Advertising
      		        KEY TO THE CITY - USA City Directory Top USA City Resource Guide 

Home

US Facts

Footsteps of
History

It Happened Here

Mottos, Slogans
and Nicknames

Noted Notables

Search


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For

Weiser

Washington County,

Idaho

Zip Code

Home of the National
Old-time Fiddler's Contest
Gateway to Hell's Canyon


The Idaho state capital is Boise.


What would you like to know about Weiser

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Weiser Government

Weiser Chamber of Commerce.

Weiser Libraries.

Weiser Schools.



Zip Codes

83672

Return to Index

Statistics & Facts

The population of Weiser is approximately 4,571 (1990), 5507 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,945 (1990), 2158 (2010).

The amount of land area in Weiser is 5.912 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Weiser is 2.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.013 sq kilometers.
The distance from Weiser to Washington DC is 2223 miles. The distance to the Idaho state capital is 59 miles. (as the crow flies)
Weiser is positioned 44.25 degrees north of the equator and 116.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Weiser elevation is 2,130 feet above sea level.
Weiser median income is $26,880 (2000).

The Weiser median home price is $83,400 (2000).

Weiser miscellany.

Return to Index

Location

Weiser location: On Hwy 95 on the Oregon border not far from Interstate 84. Other nearby communities include Payette, Fruitland and Cambridge all in Idaho and Ontario, Huntington and Nyssa in Oregon.

Return to Index

Climate & Weather

Weiser average annual precipitation is 12.0 inches per year.
Weiser average annual snowfall is 22.0 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 27.7 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 52.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 75.6 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 52.1 degrees F.

Return to Index

History & History Related Items

Weiser history:

The town was named for Sgt. Peter Weiser who was with the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Wilson Price Hunt and McDonald McKenzie came to the area in 1811 as the first white men to venture through. They returned in 1818 with trappers to catch Beaver in the Weiser River. The route taken by Hunt later was known as the Oregon Trail. A ferry began operation in 1863, run by R.P. Olds. The ferry was located about ten miles below the mouth of the Weiser River and was known as Oldsferry. Forts were built in this general area and by 1866, steamboats began to operate along the Snake River. The Oregon Short Line railroad arrived in 1884 and in 1899, the P&IN also came, bringing with them more people, supplies and the ability to transport goods and produce more effectively.

The little town was first known as Weiser Bridge, but the bridge portion of the name graduation dropped from use. It then became known as Weiser City. Weiser was incorporated as a village in 1887 and the word, city, was dropped at that time. The rail depot was about a mile from the original town site and soon people referred to that site as the new town and the original town site as the old town. A bad fire in 1890 burned much of the downtown area in the old town. After the fire, the new town began to build up more than the old site. A bridge was built across the Snake River in 1904.

For a history of Weiser, see this history
Return to Index

Attractions

Weiser attractions: Weiser Valley Round-Up & Rodeo
held each year the 2nd week of June.

Return to Index


Contribute information free for this community or any other community in the USA

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Learn how to advertise on Key to the City

Choose a new community in the state of Idaho

To go to a new state, choose the States page
To choose another state, go to the State page.
Return to the Top USA City Directory and US City Resource Guide - Key to the City

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! We'll leave the light on for you!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search