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== City Hall  ==
== City Hall  ==
http://www.cityofblackfoot.org<br>City Hall<br>157 North Broadway<br>Blackfoot, Idaho 83221<br>Phone: (208) 785-8600<br>Fax: (208) 785-8602  
http://www.cityofblackfoot.org<br>Blackfoot City Hall<br>157 North Broadway<br>Blackfoot, Idaho 83221<br>Phone: (208) 785-8600<br>Fax: (208) 785-8602
== Resources  ==
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 22:22, 21 January 2011

United States > Idaho > Bingham County > Blackfoot

Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

Blackfoot City Hall
157 North Broadway
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221
Phone: (208) 785-8600
Fax: (208) 785-8602




Blackfoot City Cemetery

1 Willow Drive, Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-8627 ‎

Church History and Records



First Baptist Church
2550 Rose Rd, Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-3247

Fellowship Baptist Church
511 N Ash St, Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-3239

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


There are four meetinghouses of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Blackfoot:

187 N ASH
Blackfoot, ID 83221

Blackfoot, ID 83221

Blackfoot, ID 83221

Grove City Branch (Spanish)
Blackfoot, ID 83221


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.  The records of the Blackfoot Wards (1890-1948) are found in this collection.



St Pauls Episcopal Church
72 N Shilling Ave
Blackfoot, ID 83221

(208) 785-4474


The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed the following Blackfoot Episcopal Records found a the Trinity Episcopal Church in Pocatello, Idaho.  These films are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.


Roman Catholic


Saint Bernard's Catholic Church
584 W Sexton St, Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-1935


The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed the records of the St Bernard Catholic Church in Blackfoot, Idaho, that are found in the archives of the Roman Catholic Church of Boise, Idaho.  Copies of the films are available at the Library in Salt Lake City, or in any of its Family History Centers.


Calvary Bible Church
1248 Camas St, Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-4490


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

Funeral Homes

Hawker Funeral Home
132 South Shilling Avenue
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221
(208) 785-1320


In 1818 there were no actual Blackfoot people in the area, the traders referred to the people they met in the area as the Indians with the black feet, or the Blackfoot Crowd. Because of the wildfires of 1812 the people walked through the ashes and their footwear became black. The mountain range and a small river were also named Blackfoot.

On January 13, 1885 Bingham County was established with Blackfoot as its county seat. The county seat was to be Eagle Rock (now called Idaho Falls). However, the night before final passage men from Blackfoot bribed a clerk to erase Eagle Rock and write in Blackfoot. The measure went through without opposition and was signed by the governor.

1874 Fredrick S. Stevens and Major Danilson after learning that a railroad was to be built in the area. Stevens and Danilson built a General Store hoping that a station would be built there because it was just outside the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. 1878 a post office was established with Theo T. Danilson as Postmaster. The population in 1930 was 3,199.


Military History and Records




Morning News
34 North Ash
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Ph. 208-785-1100
email - publisher@cableone.net


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

Bingham County Democrat -- 1904:9:30  
Bingham County news -- 1919:1:2-1923:12:28  
Blackfoot courier -- 1914:9: 10 -1915: 1: 12  
Blackfoot news -- 1890  1890:4:26-1902: 1:1  
Blackfoot news -- 1960  1960:3:7-1981:4:30 
Blackfoot optimist -- 1910:12:15-1918: 10: 10 

Blackfoot register -- 1880:7: 10-1884: 3: 22  
Daily bulletin -- 1927: 10: 13-1960: 3: 4 
Daily Republican -- 1927:4:11-1927:4:29 
Evening bulletin -- 1920  1920:1:2 -1921:1:15  
Evening bulletin -- 1927  1927:8:1 -1927:10:11  
Evening courier -- 1913:7:2-1914:9:8 
Idaho news -- 1881:6:11-1891:10:31  
Idaho Republican -- 1904:7: 22 -1932: 12: 29  
Morning news -- 1981:5:1-9999 


Hawker Funeral Home

Morning News

School Records