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The County Commissioners are permitted to run a jail by Idaho law. The Sheriff is granted control over the jail by the commissioners. In Silver City, there was the first jail. Later, when the courthouse was relocated, it was transported to Murphy. The current jail in Murphy was built in 1992.

    Owyhee County Jail Idaho

    Address: 20381 State Highway 78, Murphy, ID 83650
    Phone: (208) 495-1154

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According to the records, the first arrest in Owyhee County occurred for assault in 1891. Later, that prisoner broke free, and a $50 reward was offered for his capture. One of the records just indicates that "5 Indians" were detained, but it doesn't specify why. Records indicate that they were in custody for around 8 months. In 1891, 12 persons were taken into custody. In Owyhee County, 540 persons were detained for a total of 11,857 prisoner days in 2019. Amazingly, seven killers were apprehended in the jail's first five years of operation. It is evident from these data and the crimes committed that Owyhee County is far safer today than it was 100 years ago.

Nine detention officers work full-time for Owyhee County. Additionally, there are six full-time and one part-time dispatchers. Due to the layout of the facility, both the Detention Officers and the Dispatcher operate it, saving the County additional money.

Owyhee County Idaho

Owyhee was the first county established by the newly constituted Idaho territory assembly on December 31, 1863. The second-largest county in Idaho is Owyhee. The name Owyhee is a legacy of the earliest fur trappers. Three Hawaiian natives were assigned to Donald McKenzie's fur-catching expedition in 1819 with the task of trapping a sizable stream that flowed into the Snake River. McKenzie looked into their disappearance and discovered one man dead in camp with no sign of the others. In their honor, the creek was given a name. A historical spelling of the word Hawaii is "Owyhee." Emigrants followed the Oregon Trail, the region's first road, for more than 30 years as they traveled far into the Oregon region.

11,526 people were counted in the population in 2010. The county of Owyhee was established on December 31, 1863. Murphy serves as the county seat. The name of the county is a misspelling of the word Hawaii. In 1819 and 1820, Hawaiian fur trappers investigated the region.

The Kingdom of Hawaii inspired the naming of Owyhee County. Around 1820, Hawaiian fur trappers visited the region (and mysteriously perished there).

Bordering counties are as follows: North: Ada County, Northeast: Elmore County, East: Twin Falls County, Southeast: Elko County, Nev., Southwest: Humboldt County, Nev., Northwest: Malheur County, Ore.; Canyon County

Cities of Owyhee

There are 8 Towns and Cities located in Owyhee County, Idaho, United States: Avimor, Boise City, Eagle, Garden City, Hidden Springs, Kuna, Meridian, Star

Reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 7,697 square miles, of which 7,666 square miles is land and 31 square miles (0.4%) is water. It is the second-largest county in Idaho by area. The county is almost entirely made up of high intermountain desert with a lot of sagebrush and basalt canyons. With Hayden Peak rising to 8,403 feet above sea level, the Owyhee Mountains in the west dominate the surrounding area. The county's northwest portion, where the Snake River lies just above 2,000 feet (610 m) at the Oregon border, has the lowest elevation. From Oregon to Elmore County, just west of Glenns Ferry, the Snake defines the majority of the county's northern border. The Bruneau River, which runs north from Nevada through the eastern part of the county, is a tributary of the Snake.