|[CONTENTS][IDAHO VITAL AND COUNTY RECORDS]|
Idaho was first established as part of the Oregon Territory in 1858; then became part of the Washington Territory in 1859. Idaho became a territory 3 March 1863 and included all of Montana and most of Wyoming. The Montana Territory was carved out of Idaho in 1864 and Wyoming in 1868, leaving the present state configuration. Statehood was granted 3 July 1890.
Nez Perce, Idaho, Shoshone, and Owyhee Counties were established in 1861 while Idaho was part of the Washington Territory. Boise, Alturas (eliminated in 1895) and Oneida were added in 1864-65 to form the six original counties. From this nucleus, the number of counties grew to 44.
|Alturas||1864||Original (abolished 1895; records in Blaine Co.)|
|Butte||1917||Bingham, Blaine, Jefferson|
|Idaho||1861||1861 (organized while part of Wash. Territory)|
|Kootenai||1864||Nez Perce (organized for business in 1881)|
|Nez Perce||1861||Original (organized while part of Wash. Territory)|
|Owyhee||1863||Original (organized while part of Wash. Territory)|
|Power||1913||Bingham, Blaine, Oneida|
|Shoshone||1861||Original (organized while part of Wash. Territory)|
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