Guffey, Owyhee County, Idaho Genealogy

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Directories

A directory of the residents and businesses of Guffey in 1898 is included in A Historical, Descriptive and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho. A copy of the directory is in the Idaho State Archives, the Owyhee County Museum, and other Idaho libraries.[1] It is also available on microfilm through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and its many family history centers.

History

Guffey was established in 1897 at the railroad bridge across the Snake River. The first building was built there on 27 May 1897.

In 1898, Guffey had a population of over 100 and several businesses including a general store, express office, post office, hotel, saloon, blacksmith shop, livery stables, stage barns, boarding houses, etc.

The town was the terminus for the Boise, Nampa & Owyhee Railroad.[2] The railroad was planned to extend to Dewey, in the mining district near Silver City, but it was never completed. It was extended to the present site of Murphy, however, which caused the town of Guffey to pass out of existence.[3]

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References

  1. A Historical, Descriptive and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho. Silver City, Idaho: Press of the Owyhee Avalanche, 1898.
  2. A Historical, Descriptive and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho. Silver City, Idaho: Press of the Owyhee Avalanche, 1898.
  3. Idaho's Owyhee: Snake River County - An Auto Tour. Souvenir Edition. [n.p., c1987]

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