There are forty-four Counties in Idaho. When Idaho became a territory in March, 1863, there were four Counties in existence: Boise, Idaho, Nez Perce and
Shoshone. By the time Idaho became a state, there were 15 counties. The rest of the 44 Counties came into existence during the 30 years after Idaho became a state. Two of the former counties disappeared
during this time. Alturas, which was created in 1864, was later divided into the many counties now found in
central Idaho. Logan County was only in existence for six years, from 1889 to 1895. It was combined with Alturas
to form Blaine County and Lincoln County, which was formed just two weeks after Logan lost its identity.
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AdamsCounty is a rural county located in the state of Idaho. Based on the 2010 census, the county had a
population of 3,976, making it the fifth-least populous
county in Idaho. Adams county was created in 1911. The
countyseat and largest city is Council.
The county is named in honor
of President John Adams.
Etymology - Origin of Adams County Name
Adams County is named for John Adams (1735-1826), President of the United States from 1797 to 1801.
Established March 3, 1911 with its county seat at Council. Named for John Adams, the second President of the United
States. The Council valley was a meeting place for the Nez Perce and Shoshoni Indian Tribes.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,370 square miles (3,500 km2), of which 1,363 square miles (3,530 km2)
is land and 6.7 square miles (17 km2) (0.5%) is water.
Adams county is located close to the center of Idaho.
Parts of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and Payette National
Forest are located in this county.