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Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

Twin Falls City Hall
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1907
Twin Falls, ID

Physical Address:
321 2nd Ave. East
Twin Falls, ID

Phone: 208-735-7287
Fax: 208-736-2296




Church History and Records


Airport Road Freewill Baptist
757 Washington St S, Twin Falls, ID 83301

(208) 734-7149

Disciples of Christ (First Christian Church)


The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed the records of Ortis D Harris who was a minister of the First Christian Churchfrom 1917-1970 and served many congregations in the Northwest, including Twin Falls. These films can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


There are several wards and branches in Twin Falls.see more...


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 Twin Falls Wards (19089-1948) are in this collections


Episcopal Church Of The Ascension‎
371 Eastland Dr N
Twin Falls, ID 83301-4417

(208) 733-1248


First Presbyterian Church‎
209 5th Ave N
Twin Falls, ID 83301-6141

(208) 733-7023

Roman Catholic


The Family History Library has microfilmed records in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise and among them are records of the St. Edwards Catholic Church (1907-1965).  These films can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.


A list of many churches in Twin Falls can be found on this website, along with locations, and contact information.


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

Funeral Homes

Reynolds Funeral Chapel
2466 Addison Ave E
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
(208) 733-4900
Serenity Funeral Chapel LLC502 2nd Ave N
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
(208) 733-099
Rosenau Funeral Homes
2826 Addison Ave E
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
(208) 944-3373
White Morturay & Crematory
136 4th Ave E
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
(208) 733-6600


Beginning in 1884, Ira B. Perrine wintered his dairy cows at his farm in the canyon, and successfully raised wheat, fruit, vegetables and berries that he sold to miners in the Wood River area and in Cassia County, north and south of the river, respectively. Presumably this farming experience, combined with the necessity of developing a rudimentary irrigation system in the canyon, inspired his drive to provide water to the thousands of empty acres on either side of the Snake River, but as John Rosholt writes, another factor spurred his interest: The Carey Act of 1894 was intended to provide the necessary framework to address the needs of these interests. This legislation provided one million acres of federal land per state to settlers in arid acres after private investors supplied the capital to build the necessary dams and canals. The investors would recoup their money by selling water rights to the settlers, and once the farmers had successfully reclaimed their land they could apply for a deed. Although initial efforts in Idaho to apply this legislation failed, the Twin Falls project was an outstanding success because it had the necessary financial backing and knowledgeable engineers.


Military History and Records




P.O. Box 548
Twin Falls, ID 83303
Ph. 208-735-3345
email -

The Times-News serves six counties in the Magic Valley -- Twin Falls, Jerome, Gooding, Lincoln, Minidoka, and Cassia


Twin Falls newspapers started as early as October 1904 and go to the present day. Most every issue can be accessed online at the Twin Falls Library website. The library has made PDF copies of every local newspaper available. There is a missing issue index that allows you to see which issues are missing if they cannot be located in the PDF files. A dozen different papers produced in Twin Falls are also available in decade segments. Issues of the papers are not searchable by word, only by year, month, and date. The newspapers are a great resource for obituaries and local events concerning citizens and their dealings in the community. The Twin Falls Library has made the issues available at

Copies of issues of the following Twin Falls newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho:

  • High line Seed Farms seed bulletin  1912-1917  
  • Idaho Citizen  1927:2:11-1930:2:28  
  • Idaho Evening Times  1928:9:17-1942:2:14  
  • Magic Valley Star (special edition) Twin Falls 1963  
  • Times-News  1942:2:16-to date 
  • twice-a-week Twin Falls Times  1916:12:16-1918:4:9  
  • Twin Falls Chronicle, 1910  1910:6:14  
  • Twin Falls Chronicle, 1919  1919:4:11-1920:12:30  
  • Twin Falls Daily News  1918:6:1-1936:12:31  
  • Twin Falls Daily Times  1918:4:11-1928:9:15  
  • Twin Falls News  1904:10:28  
  • Twin Falls News, 1910  1910:6:17  
  • Twin Falls News, 1937  1937:7:1-1941:9:30  
  • Twin Falls News, weekly  1904:10:28-1918:5:30:  
  • Twin Falls Telegram  1944:4:19-1946:9:4  
  • Twin Falls Times  1908:3:26-1916:12:14
  • Twin Falls Weekly Star 1962:10:23


School Records