Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho Genealogy

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Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

Salmon City Hall
200 Main St.
Salmon, ID 83467
Phone: (208) 756-2038
Fax: (208) 756-4840




Church History and Records

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
400 South Daisy Street
Salmon, ID 83467-4740

(208) 756-3514


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.  Records of the Salmon Ward (1931-1948) are among these records.


Episcopal Church-Redeemer‎
204 Courthouse Drive
Salmon, ID 83467-3943

(208) 756-3720


The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed records of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (1902-1996) found in St. Michael's Cathedral Archives in Boise, Idaho.  These films are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.

The Family History Library has also filmed records of the All Saints Episcopal Church (1951-1995) found at the Trintity Episcopal Church in Pocatello.  These two can be viewed in Salt Lake City or in any of the Library's Family History Center.



Salmon United Methodist Church‎
201 Lombard Street
Salmon, ID 83467-3901

(208) 756-3490



First Presbyterian Church‎
511 Lena Street
Salmon, ID 83467-4204

(208) 756-3918


Roman Catholic

St Charles Catholic Church‎
505 Hope Avenue
Salmon, ID 83467-4608

(208) 756-2432


The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed records of the St. Charles Catholic Church (1918-1965) found in the Roman Catholic Diocese Archives of Boise, Idaho.  Copies of these films can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.


Church of Christ‎
700 Bryan Avenue
Salmon, ID 83467

(208) 756-8543

Faith Bible Chapel‎
410 Fulton Street
Salmon, ID 83467-3848

(208) 756-4997

Calvary Chapel of Salmon‎
201 North Church Street
Salmon, ID 83467-4244

(208) 756-4422

Salmon Seventh-Day Adventist‎
1602 Main Street
Salmon, ID 83467-4415

(208) 756-6801

Assembly of God Church‎
510 Bulwer Street
Salmon, ID 83467

(208) 756-3393


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

Funeral Homes


The whole Salmon River region remained in undisturbed possession of the Indians until 1866, when mining discoveries open up the country and Salmon City was founded in the spring of 1867, at a point where Lemhi River empties into the Salmon River, about 20 miles northwest of where Fort Limhi stood. A county called Lemhi, which in 1930 had a population of 4,643 was created by the Idaho Legislature Jan 9, 1869. The ruins of old Fort Limhi are still in existence and in good state of preservation. Fort Limhi was the first Anglo-Saxon settlement founded in what is now the state of Idaho.

Additional history of Salmon, 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. 740.


Military History and Records




P.O. Box 310
Salmon, ID 83467
Ph. 208-756-2221
email -


Copies of issues of the following Salmon newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise:

Hoot owl  1893:2:26-1893:6:3,18 
Idaho hydraulic gold miner  1892:7:30-1893:5:6  
Idaho recorder  1886:11:13-1927:4:15  
Lemhi County recorder herald  1927:4:22-1929:8:28 y
 Lemhi daily spud  1927:9:30 
Lemhi herald  1901:1:30-1903:1:24  

 Lemhi republic  1894:4:7-1899:4:7  
Recorder herald  1929:9:4-to date 
Recorder herald  1948:1:29  
Salmon City sentinel  1936:7:25  
Salmon herald  1914:11:20-1927:4:24  
Semi-weekly mining news  1867:6:20, 7:7, 8:1, 9:1


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