Clifton, Franklin County, Idaho Genealogy

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Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

Clifton City Clerks
175 W. Center/P.O. Box 37
Clifton, Idaho 83228
(208) 747-3603




Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


There are two wards (congregations) meeting in this ward house:

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS‎
170 West 1st North
Clifton, ID 83228

(208) 747-3238


Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City or at its Family History Centers.   The records of the Clifton Ward (1877-1948) are included.


The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.

Funeral Homes

Webb Funeral Home
109 Bear River Blfs
Preston, Idaho 83263
(208) 852-1527
Webb Funeral Home
1005 S 800 E
Preston, Idaho 83263
(208) 852-1391
Webb Jordan D
109 E Oneida St
Preston, Idaho 83263
(208) 852-0533
Horsley Funeral Homes
132 W 300 N
Malad City, Idaho 83252
(208) 766-4330


The first settlers in that district of country were Thomas Charles Davis Howell and his sons in the spring of 1869. A post office was set up in 1870. The Clifton Precinct was a total population of 509 in 1930.

Additional history of Clifton, Idaho and the early Mormon settlers there can be found in:
Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 148.


Military History and Records




There are no copies of issues of Clifton newspapers in the collections of the Idaho State archives in Boise, Idaho, but newspapers of nearby towns that are in the Archives may be of help to residents of Clifton.


School Records