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Bingham County is a county located
in the state of Idaho. Based on the 2010 census, the population
was 45,607. Bingham County was created on January 13,
1885. The county seat and largest city
is Blackfoot. The county is named in honor of Henry H.
Bingham (1841-1912), a general in the American Civil War and a U.S.
Congressman from Pennsylvania.
Bingham County comprises the Blackfoot, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Idaho Falls-Rexburg-Blackfoot, ID Combined Statistical Area.
Bingham County is named for Henry Harrison Bingham, a United States Representative from Pennsylvania and a friend of Idaho Territory Governor William M. Bunn.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Established January 13, 1885, with its county seat at Blackfoot, from the east and north parts of Oneida County. Named by Territorial Governor William M. Bunn for his friend Henry Harrison Bingham, Pennsylvania Congressman. Fremont County was carved out of Bingham in 1893, Bonneville in 1911, Power in 1913, and Butte in 1917.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,120 square miles (5,500 km2), of which 2,094 square miles (5,420 km2) is land and 26 square miles (67 km2) (1.2%) is water.
Bingham county is located in southeast Idaho. The Snake River flows southwest through the middle of Bingham County; at the county's southwest corner the river is the American Falls Reservoir. Smaller buttes called the East Butte and the Middle Butte located in the Snake River Plain are visible south of US Route 20
Bordering counties are as follows: