Ashton, Fremont County, Idaho Genealogy

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Former name

Geographic location

Ashton is located 18 miles from the southwest corner of Yellowstone National Park , 24 miles from Grand Teton National Park , and 39 miles from the Grand Teton with a beautiful and clear view looking toward the Southeast. Ashton is surrounded by farmland and is less than five miles from the Targhee National Forest . There are four rivers within 10 miles of Ashton. They are the Henry's Fork of the Snake River, Fall River, the Teton River, and Warm River and all are outstanding trout streams. The three notable waterfalls nearby are: Upper Mesa Falls and Lower Mesa Falls both on the Henry's Fork and Cave Falls on Fall River.

City Hall

City of Ashton
714 Main St
Ashton, Idaho 83420 0000
Telephone: 208-652-3987
Alt Address: PO Box 689




Pineview Cemetery (Ashton-Marysville Cemetery)
PO Box 206
Ashton, ID 83420

In Ashton go east on the main street (St Hy 47) through town, one mile. The cemetery is located on the north side of the road.

This cemetery was established sometime in the 1860s for the town of Marysville. In 1906, the railroad wanting a route from Idaho Falls to Yellowstone National Park, wanted to go through the town of Marysville, but the townspeople did not want the railroad to come through their town. So the railroad made a stop one mile west of Marysville, and created the town of Ashton. The cemetery was located between Marysville and the new town of Ashton. As the town of Ashton grew, it soon surrounded the cemetery. Eventually the cemetery became known as the Pineview Cemetery or some refer to it as the Ashton City Cemetery or the Ashton / Marysville Cemetery.

The cemetery is a beautiful cemetery, with green lawns surrounded with evergreen trees and is well taken care of. Lots are available for purchase, contact the sexton, Leon Martindale, at PO Box 206, Ashton, Idaho 83420, 208-652-3600 for more information.

For Find a Grave Index click here. For Pineview Cemetery Records Index on click here.

Farnum Cemetery

Ashton, ID 83420

This is a very old cemetery (first known grave in 1902) that was built top of a hill, overlooking the valley and the North Fork of the Teton river. It is located between the two small communities of Drummond and Farnum. Farnum was named after 1896 pioneer Rosamond Farnum Sprague Green, whose family homesteaded the area. Today, this cemetery is harder to get to, it is surrounded by large wheat fields and a fence. The cemetery is in bad shape and neglect. It is disintegrating back into the earth. It hasn't been used since 1964.

Directions - Ashton to Farnum Cemetery (9.1 mi - about 12 minutes)
1.  Head east on ID-32 N/ID-47 N/Main st toward 6th St and continue to Follow ID-32 N/ID-47 N (0.6 mi)
2.  Turn right at ID-32 N/N 3600 E and continue to follow ID-32 N (7.7 mi)
3.  Turn right at N 3900 E (0.5 mi)
4.  Turn left (0.3 mi)

For the Farnum Cemetery Records Index on click here.

Chester Cemetery
Ashton, ID 83420

This is a pretty little cemetery dotted with trees and bushes surrounded by a white fence. The property used for the cemetery was owned by Annie Blanchard when the town of Chester was established around 1885. The Wilford Cemetery District purchased the property from the Blanchard family on Aug 07, 1933, and still cares and maintains the cemetery to this day. Plots are still available for purchase in this small cemetery. The old part of this cemetery is on the south side of fenced in area and only had about 5 obvious burials.

Directions - Ashton to Chester Cemetery (9 mi - about 15 minutes)
1.  Head west on Main St toward 5th St (0.4 mi)
2.  Turn left at US -20W (7.2 mi)
3.  Turn left at 3000 E (0.3 mi)
4.  Take the 1st left onto E 800 N (0.8 mi)
5.  Turn right - cemetery will be on the left (0.3 mi)

For the Chester Cemetery Records Index on click here.

Squirrel Cemetery
Ashton, ID 83420

The town of Squirrel was founded by a group of immigrant farmers from Germany in the late 1800s. Most of the people living in Squirrel were of the Lutheran faith. When they needed a cemetery in their community, a man by the name of Carl Lenz donated a piece of property to the Church to make the new Lutheran Cemetery. The cemetery was established in 1906. In the 1980s the county took over the management of the cemetery and renamed it Squirrel Cemetery.

The cemetery is very small. It is well taken care of, has a few evergreen trees and lilic bushes planted in and around the cemetery.

Directions - Ashton to Squirrel Cemetery (8.4 mi - ab out 18 minutes)
1.  Head east on ID-47 N/Main St toward 6th St (4.7 mi)
2.  Shart right at N 4000 E (1.2 mi)
3.  Turn left at E 1200 N/Ashton-Flagg Ranch Rd/Reclamation Rd (3.0 mi)
4.  Cemetery will be on the right

For the Squirrel Cemetery Records Index on click here.

Church History and Records

LDS Church Family History Library Catalog Records:

  • Ashton, Femont, Idaho - LDS Church Records of Members 1903-1942 click here
  • Ashton, Fremont, Idaho - City Directory, 1960 click here
  • Ashton, Fremont, Idaho - Genealogy - Idaho's people 1906-2006 click here
  • Ashton, Fremont, Idaho - Vital records - Marriage register for Ashton, Idaho 1943 click here
  • Click here for the following additional Idaho, Fremont Records - Found in the LDS  Church Family History Library Catalog
    Church Records
    Court Records
    Land and Property
    Naturalization and Citizenship
    Probate Records
    Vital Records
  • Local Family History Center in Ashton, Fremont, Idaho click here
    526 N 200 E
    Ashton, Fremont, Idaho
    Phone: 208-652-7548
    Hours: T 5-9pm; W 9am-1pm; Th 9am-1pm
    Closed Major Holidays

Ashton Christian Fellowship

784 Baker Lane
Ashton, ID 83420

Berean Baptist Church

629 Main Street
Ashton, ID 83420

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

         Phone #
  Ashton 1st Ward
  1313 N 3600 E
  Ashton, ID 83420
  208-652-3904  (Office)
  208-652-7560  (Foyer)
  Ashton 2nd Ward
  516 N 2nd St
  Ashton, ID 83420

  Ashton 3rd Ward
  1313 N 3600 E
  Ashton, ID 83420
  208-652-3912 (Office)
  Ashton 4th Ward
  1313 N 3600 E
  Ashton, ID 83420

Community United Methodist Church

178 5th Street
Ashton, ID 83420

Zion Lutheran Church

9 Main Street
Ashton, ID 83420

Roman Catholic


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

Funeral Homes

Baxter Funeral Home
717 Main St
Ashton, ID 83420 0000
Telephone: 208-652-3226



Military History and Records



  • Ashton Herald - 1919-1986
  • The Fall River Review - 1989 - current
  • The Island Park News click here 

    Copies of issues of the following newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Historical Society in Boise.


School Records