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  • William Glen Bennett (1923 - 2020)
    Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, March 10, 2020 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ William Glen Bennett, 96, a longtime Quincy resident passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Colonial Vista Rehab Center, Wenatchee,...
  • Hugh Clark McDevitt (1884 - 1931)
  • Sacajawea "Bird Woman" (1788 - 1812)
    See the early stages of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, at Fort Mandan on the Missouri River, an interpreter was engaged. This French-Canadian trader was named Toussaint Charbonneau. He brought along h...
  • Agnes Josephine Chaffin (1887 - 1972)
  • Merrill Ben Chaffin (1902 - 1981)

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lemhi County, Idaho.

The county was established in 1869, named after Fort Lemhi (or Limhi), a remote Mormon missionary settlement from 1855 to 1858 in Bannock and Shoshone territory.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition entered Idaho on August 12, 1805 at Lemhi Pass in present-day Lemhi County. Meriwether Lewis and three other members of the expedition were the first Americans of European descent to enter what is now Idaho. For Sacajawea, their guide and interpreter, the Lemhi Valley was her birthplace and her brother was the Chief of the Lemhi band.

Mormon settlers established Fort Lemhi from 1855 to 1858. The settlement was withdrawn after a native attack on the settlement. The first gold miners ventured into Lemhi County starting in 1862, with miners working the main Salmon River all the way from Salmon down to Slate Creek.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Carmen
  • Cobalt
  • Elk Bend
  • Gibbonsville
  • Leadore
  • Lemhi
  • May
  • North Fork
  • Patterson
  • Salmon (County Seat)
  • Shoup
  • Tendoy



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Salmon-Challis National Forest (part)

Targhee National Forest (part)