The Cities and communities of Washington County, Idaho *
Cambridge, Concrete, Crystal
*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, neighborhoods, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.
If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area..
Return to top
& Facts about Washington County, Idaho
Washington County official website
256 East Court
Weiser, ID 83672
2000 - 9,977
1997 - 10,090
1990 - 8,550
1980 - 8,803
1970 - 7,633
2000 - 7.0 persons per square mile
1997 - 6.9 persons per square mile
1990 - 5.9 persons per square mile
1980 - 6.1 persons per square mile
1970 - 5.2 persons per square mile
Washington County is in western Idaho next to the Oregon border. To the north is Adams County and to the east is Valley County. To the south are both Gem and Payette Counties.
The climate is moderate
with cold winters and warm summers.
Average Winter temperature: 27.7
Average Spring temperature: 52.2
Average Summer temperature: 75.6
Average Fall temperature: 52.1
Average yearly snowfall: 22.0 inches (for Weiser)
Other Facts & Figures:
Median age - 39.2
Median income - $35,542 (family)
Per capita - $15,464
2000 - 4,138
Washington County was formed on 20 February 1879, carved out from southwest Idaho County and northern Ada County. It was named for George Washington, the first president of the United States. Weiser Bridge (now simply Weiser) was named the first county seat. Adams County was created in 1911 from northern Washington County.
Wilson Price Hunt and McDonald McKenzie came here in 1811 as the first white men to venture through the area. 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.
Try this history
page for more information about Washington County
Ghost Towns of Washington County
Washington County History
Total area: 1,474 square miles (20th
in size in the state)
Land area: 1,456 square miles
Water area: 17 square miles (1.17% water)
Genealogy:Family History Center in Washington County
US GenWeb page for Washington County
Kindred Trails.com page for Washington County
of Washington County
Political Graveyard for Washington County
120 Superior Street
Phone: (208) 257-3434
Midvale Idaho Community Library
70 E Bridge Street
PO Box 127
Midvale, Idaho 83645
Phone: (208) 355-2213
Weiser Public Library
628 E 1st Street
Phone: (208) 549-1243
Schools:Cambridge Joint School District 432
Organizations & Groups:
Greater Weiser Area Chamber of Commerce
309 State Street
Weiser, Idaho 83672
Attractions & Other Information:
Ole' Time Fiddlers Contest
This contest is held every year during the third full week of June and is well-known for the best Fiddle music in the country.
Weiser Valley Round-Up & Rodeo
held each year the 2nd week of June.
Return to top
|Search Key to the City||or
Search anywhere on the Web
Return to the Idaho Counties page
Return to the Idaho Page
Return to the Key to the City home page
Thanks for visiting Key to the City. We hope you will visit again soon. We'll leave the light on for you!!
This page was last updated on 1 May 2009 at 11:55 am
This page was created on 17 February 2005
This page, and all contents, are Copyright (C) 2009-11 by Key to the City, Norco, California, USA.