ISU Butte Co. map

neighbors -
Butte Co & neighbors Lemhi County
Clark County
Jefferson County
Bingham County
Blaine County
Custer County



Butte County was created in February 6, 1917, from Bingham, Blaine and Jefferson Counties. Where your ancestor lived within the county will determine where you find the record after 1890. See Idaho Census Maps.

In 1870 and 1880 the entire county was in Alturas County.

1870 Alturas County Census on US GenWeb Archives
1870 & 1880 Non-population Census at Idaho State Historical Society
Idaho 1890, Reconstructed Cenus at Idaho State Historical Society
1880 & 1900 census at ISU
1890 Census Reconstructed
1940 census at searchable index and page images
1940 census page images at National Archives
1940 enumeration district maps - Once there select the "State", and go to "County" and then click on "Get ED Map Images" and you will get the entire county
Census Finder

Homestead Records

Government Land Office records: Patents (homesteads, cash sale and livestock) & maps -
Homestead Records GLO site

Marriage Records

BYUI Western States Marriage Index

Death Records

Death Records Index 1911 - 1951 (US GenWeb Archives)
Boise County newspaper death notices (includes many Owyhee Co. Deaths) at US GenWeb Archives
BYU-Idaho - Searchable Idaho Death Index (1911-1951)
Find A Grave
SS Death Index
VA Gravesite Locator
Legacy Obituary Finder

Other Aids & Projects

The Idaho Archives/Butte County
Family Search includes 1880 census transcription, extracted marriage records, submitted family sheets, new wiki
Cousin Connect
Cyndi's List
Family Group Sheet Project
GenForum messageboards
Rootsweb messageboard
Rootsweb Resources:   Idaho
We Relate wiki
Civil War Records

Geography, Geology and Map Links

1895 Atlas
1914 Maps of Idaho Counties
Idaho State University Digital Atlas
Idaho Geological Survey
USGS index of Geographic Names
Idaho Department of Lands, Gem Guide

Oregon Trail

ISU Trail Archives (includes journals)
OT at National Park Service
Oregon-California Trail Assoc.
Covered Wagon History

Other Links

Bancroft's "The History of Washington, Idaho and Montana"
Cornelius Brosnan's "History of Idaho" (1918)
Census quickfacts
Butte County - Idaho Government
Metkin's Idaho Post Offices
Idaho State Historical Society
ITD Historic Markers

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