Established February 7, 1889, with its county seat at Rocky Bar. Named for the Ida Elmore mines, the area's greatest silver and gold producer of the 1860's. The Oregon Trail crossed the Snake River at Three Island Crossing near Glenns Ferry. A station on the overland stage route, originally named Rattlesnake Station, was moved to the railroad line and became Mountain Home. On February 4, 1891 the county seat was moved to Mountain Home. More history and facts here.
ATTENTION ELMORE COUNTY RESIDENTS
The Bennett Road Landfill will be closed for
repairs on the following days:
A Burn Ban is now in effect for Elmore County
Attention owners of Ranches and Small Acreage Farms.
A Firewise Education checklist has been developed by Alayne Bickle with funding from the Southwest Idaho Resource Conservation and Development. If you own a ranch or a small acreage farm you may want to use this checklist to help keep your property and livestock safe in the case of a wildfire. The checklist can be found here on the horsesforcheanwater.com website.
The County Commissioners of Elmore County hope this information will be helpful to the residents of the County.
Mountain Home Ranger District - 208-587-7961 ALERT! South Fork Boise River - Use Caution Please use caution if you plan on floating the South Fork Boise River. The South Fork Boise River, located in a large roadless area, is a changing river due to mud slides and rock deposits following large fires. Rafters need to be aware and prepared for changeable rapids. The Buffalo Creek rapid, which used to be a Class 3, is now a Class 5 Rapid. Please click here to view the video and use extreme caution!
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