Idaho County Idaho
The largest county in Idaho is called Idaho County. 8,503 square miles of national forest property make up 6,925 square miles of the county's total area. From 1848 to 1859, the region that is now Idaho County was a part of the Oregon Territory. After Oregon gained statehood, it was included in Washington Territory and, later, Idaho Territory. The boundaries of Idaho County were changed as a result of a law passed in 1875. New borders were therefore established in the law's revision and remain so today.
The conflicts between cattlemen and sheepmen on the ranges in the early 1900s did not spare Idaho County. In order to assist limit the range, the Forest Service intervened. The Camas Prairie Railroad's first passenger train whistled into Grangeville in 1908, and the current State Cattle Association was established in the 1920s. In 1958, Idaho County established its Association. Eventually, the predominant breeds of beef cattle were Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus.
The expansion of Grangeville after the War led to another change in the county seat. It was given to the rapidly expanding town by election, where it has resided for 87 years. From Bonners Ferry to Boise, a North-South roadway had been finished by 1937, and all but two minor segments had been oiled.
In the state of Idaho, there is a county called Idaho County. 16,267 people were counted in the population in 2010. It was established on February 4, 1864. Grangeville serves as the county seat. The steamboat Idaho, which was launched on the Columbia River in 1860, inspired the name of the county Idaho. One of only seven American counties with the same name as the state in which it is located is Idaho County. Arkansas, Hawaii, Iowa, New York, Oklahoma, and Utah make up the remaining six.
The steamer Idaho, which made her debut on the Columbia River in 1860, inspired the naming of Idaho County. The name of the county predates both the State of Idaho and Idaho Territory, as it was formerly a county in Washington Territory. According to some sources, the name is derived from the Shoshone term ee-da-how, which is said to imply that the sun rises from the mountains. This theory, though, is now thought to be a fraud by George M. Willing.