Soda Springs, Idaho

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City Hall
Soda Springs City Hall
9 West 2nd South
Soda Springs, Idaho 83230

Soda Springs is a small city in southeastern Idaho. It has been the county seat of Caribou County since the county was formed in 1919.



Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


There are six Soda Springs Wards (congregations) meeting in three meetinghouses in Soda Springs:

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

281 East Hooper

361 South 3rd East

290 South 3rd West

Soda Springs, ID 83276


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 Soda Springs Ward (1887-1948) are available.


Living Waters Full Gospel
11 S Hooper Ave
Soda Springs, ID 83276 

Roman Catholic


 Catholic St Mary's Church
99 West Center Street,

Soda Springs, ID 83276-1530

(208) 547-3200


The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has copied the register of the St Mary's Catholic Church (1897-1985) of Soda Springs which is found in the Roman Catholic Diocese Archives of Boise Idaho.  These films are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.


The Idaho State Archives has copies of many city, county state and regional directories.

Funeral Home

Sims Funeral Home
139 E 2nd S
Soda Springs, Idaho 83230
(208) 547-3742


Soda Springs, originally called Bear Springs, was well know by the early trappers and explorers. In the fall of 1863 a company of U. S. soldiers located a temporary fort on the bank of Bear River, immediately below the present town of Soda Springs. This fort, which was occupied by about one hundred soldiers, was build as a protection against Indians. About forth families of Morrisities arrived in the locality in May 1863. The total population of the Soda Springs Precinct was 1,106 in 1930.

Additional history of Soda Springs, 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. 806.



Caribou County Sun
P.O. Box 815
Soda Springs, Idaho 83276
Ph. 208-547-3260
email -


Copies of issues of the following Soda Springs newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise.

Soda Springs Chieftain -- 1 Mar. 1906 to 12 Mar. 1931
Soda Springs Sun -- 11 May 1933 to 4 Feb. 1955
Caribou County Sun & Soda Springs Sun -- 11 Feb. 1954 to 24 Mar. 1955
Caribou County Sun -- 31 Mar. 1955 to present

Copies of the following newspapers, published in Soda Springs, are also available online at$):

The Idanha Chieftain (weekly) -- 14 May 1903 to Dec. 1903 and 11 Feb. to 12 May 1904. (several issues are missing and some are badly faded)
Soda Springs Chieftain -- 1904-1907, 1911-1914, 1916-1921, 1924, 1928-1931. (many issues are missing)
Soda Springs Sun -- Jan. 1915 to Oct 1916, Jan. 1932 to Apr. 1935, July 1938 to Dec. 1954.
Caribou County Sun -- 1959, 1961-1962