Boise County

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Boise

Boise County is named for the Boise River, which was named by French Canadian explorers and trappers for the great variety of trees along its bank and “boise” is the French word for “wooded”.

 

Created:  February 4, 1864

County Seat: 

Idaho City  1864 – present

 

County Courthouse – Idaho City 

 

Location:  419 Main Street / Wall Street

Built:  1871

Style:  Federal

Architect:  C S Kingsley and E A Kingsley

Contractor:  C S Kingsley and E A Kingsley

 

Description:  The building  faces east and is a one story red colored brick and wood structure. The building was constructed as a general store and was bought by the County in 1909. A porch extends around three sides and is supported by thin posts. The slanted roof is colored blue.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Valley County

E – Custer County and Blaine County

S – Elmore County

W – Ada County and Gem County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009