Carey, Idaho

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Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

Carey City Hall
20482 Main Street
Carey, Idaho 83320




LDS Cemetery Records

Vol. 5 page 166 - Carey # 2 Cemetery

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Carey First and Second Wards

20494 North Main Street
Carey, ID 83320

(208) 823-4411


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 Carey Ward (1902-1948) are found here.


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

Funeral Homes


The Little Wood River Valley is where Carey is located. The first postmaster was named James Carey in 1885 the post office was named Carey. Some say that the town was named after Thomas Carey Stanford, younger brother of Cyrus Joseph Stanford (who was the leader of those colonists). The Great Depression was very hard on the town and it never recovered. The total population of Carey Precinct was 767 in 1930

Additional history of Carey, 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. 118.


Military History and Records



Copies of issues of some newspapers which may be of interest to those in Carey are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise.


School Records