Kooskia, Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy

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Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

Kooskia City Hall
P.O.Box 126/26 S.Main St
Kooskia, Idaho 83539
(208) 926-4684




Church History and Records


Kooskia First Presbyterian Church Clearwater Valley ‎
501 Idaho
Kooskia, ID 83539

(208) 926-0007


Valley Bible Church‎
305 Front Street
Kooskia, ID 83539

(208) 926-0182

Eternal Hope Wesleyan Church‎
Kooskia, ID 83539

(208) 926-8819


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

Funeral Homes

Trenary Funeral Home
018 1st Ave
Kooskia, Idaho 83539
(208) 926-0011


The town was first named for James Stuart, a Nez Perce surveyor and merchant. The town was named and called Stuart, and was surveyed in 1897; the government in 1895 had set aside 104 areas for a township. Lewis and Clark, passes through the rugged Lochsa Canyon. Kooskia was named for what is now the Clearwater River. The Nez Perce Indians called it Koos-Koos-Kia for the river's transparent quality. The Post Office was established as on May 25, 1896. The first newspaper, called the Alta Idaho Area Paper, was printed January 1, 1898. On April 16, 1902, the first issue of the Kooskia Mountaineer was off the press. There was a tram from Kooskia's flour mill to the Camas Prairie grain fields from 1903 to 1939. The tramway had two cables running the entire length of a mile and a quarter which carried thirty buckets.


Military History and Records



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


School Records