“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Jefferson County, Idaho

Clickable Map of Jefferson County, Idaho and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Jefferson County, ID (8) Bingham County, ID (21) Bonneville County, ID (18) Butte County, ID (30) Clark County, ID (3) Fremont County, ID (20) Madison County, ID (22)  JeffersonCounty(8) Jefferson County (8)  BinghamCounty(21) Bingham County (21)  BonnevilleCounty(18) Bonneville County (18)  ButteCounty(30) Butte County (30)  ClarkCounty(3) Clark County (3)  FremontCounty(20) Fremont County (20)  MadisonCounty(22) Madison County (22)
Rigby is the county seat for Jefferson County
Adjacent to Jefferson County, Idaho
      Bingham County (21)  
      Bonneville County (18)  
      Butte County (30)  
      Clark County (3)  
      Fremont County (20)  
      Madison County (22)  
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1 Idaho, Jefferson County, Lewisville — 230 — Lewisville
In 1882, Richard F. Jardine, Edmund, Brigham, and John Ellsworth with their families founded Lewisville. It was named in honor of Lewis and Clark Expedition and was one of the first settlements in the Snake River Valley. They cleared sagebrush, dug . . . Map (db m124483) HM
2 Idaho, Jefferson County, Menan — 378 — Pooles Island - Menan
Pooles Island, first settled 1879 by members of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, John R. Poole, presiding elder. Cedar Butte Ward organized 1884, Robert L. Bybee, Bishop. Long Island Canal water right decreed 1880; school began 1881; . . . Map (db m108994) HM
3 Idaho, Jefferson County, Rigby — 419 — "Annie's Place" Annis
March, 1879, the first of many hardy, courageous pioneers to settle here were Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Fisher and son Will, Mr. and Mrs Albert Richardson and Joseph Fisher and family. First white child born, H.J. Fisher 16 December 1879. First public . . . Map (db m140581) HM
4 Idaho, Jefferson County, Rigby — 427 — Bybee - Centerville
Bybee-Centerville, also known as Sayer, was located between Lewisville and Rigby, the Drybed Channel of the Snake River (Great Feeder Canal) and the Burgess Canal. It was settled 1883-84 by John A. Cuthbert, Alexander Kinghorn, Dan Adams, William . . . Map (db m140582) HM
5 Idaho, Jefferson County, Rigby — 106 — Rigby
In 1884 a group of Utah Mormons settled and pioneered this locality. The cleared sagebrush land, dug canals and erected humble log homes. The built a log room which was used for church, school and recreation. Daniel S. Robbins, a veteran, was made . . . Map (db m124386) HM
6 Idaho, Jefferson County, Rigby — 528 — The Holt Ferry
Prior to the Holt Ferry, mail and supplies could be sent across the South Fork of the Snake River in a heavy wire basket on a cable. In 1894, Richard C. Heise, who had read of the healing properties of the mineral springs, came from Pocatello and . . . Map (db m140543) HM
7 Idaho, Jefferson County, Ririe — 453 — The Great Feeder
The Snake River shifted to the north bypassing the South Channel or Dry Bed and left canals along this route without water during most of the summer of 1894. The Great Feeder Headgate and Canal were built in the years 1894 and 1895 to supply . . . Map (db m140541) HM
8 Idaho, Jefferson County, Roberts — 323 — Market LakeThe flat irrigated fields that stretch to the next interchange — used to be a great Indian and trappers' hunting ground in an old lake that came and went —
In historic time Market Lake was formed during the great Snake River Flood of 1853. When a new railroad grade blocked the overflow channel leading from the river, the lake disappeared for a time after 1887. Later irrigation seepage restored . . . Map (db m109685) HM
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Jun. 10, 2023