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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CamasCounty is a county in the southern portion of the state of Idaho. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 1,117 making it the second-least
populous county in Idaho. The county was created on February 6, 1917.
The countyseat is Fairfield.
Camas county is named for the camas root, or Camassia, a lily-like plant with an edible bulb found in the region, which was
used as a food source by Native Americans and settlers.
Camas County is included in the Hailey, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Etymology - Origin of Camas County Name
Camas County is named for the camassia, a lily-like plant with an edible bulb, which is native to the