Basalt, Idaho

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United States > Idaho > Bingham County, > Basalt

Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

Basalt City Hall
P.O. Box 178
(208) 346-6411




Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


The Basalt and Riverview Wards (congregations) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meet in this meetinghouse:

823 N 675 E
Basalt, ID 83218


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 Basalt Ward (1888-1948) are included in this collections.


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

Funeral Homes


In June of 1885 Andrew O. Inglestrom entered the land and other settlers soon followed. The originally the town was called Cedar Point settlement and was organized on Oct 18, 1885. Nearly all the people live in scattered conditions on their respective farms. The land and gardens were irrigated from Cedar Pointe Canal and the Snake River Valley Canal. These two canal head at the same point on the Snake River about 3 miles below Idaho Falls, but separate three and one-half miles below the head. They are owned and operated by the same company.
Basalt Railroad Station was part of the Oregon Short line Railroad. The total population of the Basalt Precinct was 1,215 in 1930.


Military History and Records



Copies of issues of newspapers which may be applicable to Basalt are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise.


School Records