Elmore County

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Elmore County

Elmore County was established on February 7, 1889, with its county seat at Rocky Bar. The county was named for the Ida Elmore mines, the area's greatest silver and gold producer of the 1860s. The Oregon Trail crossed the Snake River at Three Island Crossing near Glenns Ferry. A station on the overland stage route, originally named Rattlesnake, was moved to the railroad line and became Mountain Home. On February 4, 1891, the county seat was moved to Mountain Home.

Area: 3,103 sq. miles
Population: 23,181
County Seat/Courthouse: Mountain Home
Location: 150 South 4th East, Ste. #5, Mountain Home, ID 83647

Telephone Numbers:

  • Clerk of the District Court:
    Barbara Steele
    Telephone: (208)587-2130, ext. 202
    Fax: (208)587-2159
    Court Office: (208)587-2133, ext. 508
    Fax: (208)587-2134

  • Elmore County Prosecuting Attorney: Christina Schindele
    Telephone: (208)587-2144, ext. 503

  • Elmore County Public Defender:
    Ed Frachiseur
    Telephone: (208)587-9103

  • Sheriff:
    Rick Layher
    Telephone: (208)587-2121