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Geographic location

Grand View is in the north-central part of Owyhee County, Idaho on the Snake River, 30 miles east of Murphy and 30 miles southwest of Mountain Home, Idaho.

City Hall

Grand View City Hall
425 Boise Ave.
P.O. Box 69
Grand View, ID 83624-0069
Phone 208-834-2700




The following are cemeteries in or near Grand View. When multiple transcriptions are listed, they may contain differing information. The transcriptions may have been made at different times and by different people. Some names may have been mis-read. Some gravestones may have been missed. All transcriptions available for each cemetery should be checked.

Name of cemetery Location Records
Grandview Riverside
Grandview Some records of this cemetery are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise; Transcription and photos online  (335 interments - 22 Nov 2009 -; LDS Cemetery Records, Vol. 24 page 62
Shoo Fly Grandview Transcription and photos online (9 interments - 25 Nov 2009 -

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


Grand View Ward
37873 Hwy 78
Grand View, ID 83264

(208) 834-2181


Grand View Mennonite Church‎
Grand View, ID 83624
(208) 834-2414

Roman Catholic

St. Henry's Chapel of the Roman Catholic Church operates under Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mountain Home, Idaho. It is part of the West Central Deanery of the Diocese of Boise.


Knight Community Church‎
630 Idaho Street
Grand View, ID 83624
(208) 834-2639

Valley Christian Fellowship‎
37866 Idaho 78
Grand View, ID 83624
(208) 834-2655


A directory of the residents and businesses of Bruneau in 1898 is included in A Historical, Descriptive and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho. A copy of the directory is in the Idaho State Archives, the Owyhee County Museum, and other Idaho libraries.[1] It is also available on microfilm through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and its many family history centers.

The Gem State Rural's 1918-19 Farm Directory of Owyhee County Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon is available online. It lists landowners by town, including those owning land in these two counties, but residing elsewhere. The amount of acreage owned, the location of the land, and a list of crops raised on each farm is also included. The resident land owners of the Grand View area are listed on pages 47-51.


The first permanent settlers in the valley came because of irrigation projects along the Bruneau River. Two dams were built on the river, one in 1887, and antoher in 1892. Both were washed out by flood waters. In 1910, the Grand View Irrigation District rebuilt the dam and has continued to provide irrigation water to the farmers in the valley.

Grand View grew up around the site of the Dorsey Ferry, which originally worked the Bruneau River near its mouth. It later moved to the Snake River. In 1921, a bridge was constructed across the Snake River near the sire of the Dorsey Ferry.

Two other ferries crossed the Snake River in the vicinity of Grand View -- Hall Ferry, located several miles above the mouth of the Bruneau River, and the McKeeth Ferry, located six miles down-river from Grand View.

A post office was established at Grand View in 1888 and the town continued to grow to support the surrounding farming area.

CJ Strike Dam was built and put into operation in 1952, which increased the water available for agriculture. It also supplies electricity and is a source of recreation in the area.[2]

A brief history of Grand View is available on the city's website.


Google Map of Grand View, Idaho.


The Idaho State Archives has no copies of newspapers published in Grand View.  However, copies of other newspapers from other towns in the area might be of interest.

School Records and Yearbooks

Grand View has an elementary school. The Rimrock Jr. Sr. High School, which is in the Bruneau Grand View School District is located in Bruneau, Idaho.

The Idaho State Archives has a 1986 copy of "The Raider," a high school annual for Rimrock High School, which serves Bruneau, Grand View, and Oreana residents.


Wikipedia page for Grand View


  1. A Historical, Descriptive and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho. Silver City, Idaho: Press of the Owyhee Avalanche, 1898.
  2. Idaho's Owyhee: Snake River Country - An Auto Tour. Souvenir Edition. [n.p., c1987]