Northside, Owyhee County, Idaho Genealogy

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Quick Facts

Northside is a small area of farms under the Gem Irrigation District. There is no central location of the community. Rather, it a social group of farming families.

Geographic location

The Northside community is located northwest of Homedale, Idaho.



The Northside community was begun in the early 1900s. At one time it had a women's club, entitled the Come and Help Club, a square dance club, and perhaps other social groups.

Farmers in the area cooperated, especially during harvest time. During the Owyhee County Fair, held in Homedale in August each year, Northside and the other communities displayed their farm produce and competed with each other. Judges awarded prizes for the best produce.


The Northside community had no newspaper of its own. However, for many years in the mid-1900s, the weekly Owyhee Chronicle newspaper, published in Homedale, Idaho, encouraged the submission of news articles from families in the community. The newspaper even appointed a community reporter whose duty was to call each family and ask for news items to be printed in the newspaper. It is a good source of local news and information about the residents of the community.

Other farming communities near Homedale also had a similar arrangement and supplied news stories from the families in their area.

School Records

Students living in the Northside farming community attended school at the Homedale public schools.