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Blackfoot City

Blackfoot City Hall is located at 157 North Broadway, Blackfoot, ID 83221; phone: 208-785-8600.

Blackfoot was settled in the latter quarter of the 1800s and incorporated as a town in 1907.

Blackfoot as Described in 1914 [1]

The metropolis and county seat of Bingham County as at present constituted is Blackfoot, which is one of the attractive towns of the northwest, with well shaded streets and a considerable number of handsome residences. Blackfoot now has, on authoritative estimate, a population of fully 4,000. It is situated on the main line of the Oregon Short Line Railroad going north, with a branch to Mackay. It is 25 miles north of Pocatello, Bannock county, a place known as "Gate City." From the territory of Bingham County was taken from a part of Power County which lies to the southwest. At Blackfoot is located the Idaho Asylum for the Insane, one of the best institutions of its kind in the Union. A number of rural towns and villages in various parts of the county afford needed trading facilities and all are prosperous and progressive.

The City of Blackfoot has 2 banks, a sugar factory, a flour mill, an opera house, 2 well conducted hotels, an alert commercial club, and 2 newspapers. It has well ordered electric light and waterworks plants. Blackfoot has 6 churches, Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal, Catholic, Lutheran and Latter Day Saints.

  1. Hiram T. French, M.S., History of Idaho: Volume I, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York, 1914.

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