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Camas County 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 county seat 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.
Camas County is named for the camassia, a lily-like plant with an edible bulb, which is native to the area.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Established February 6, 1917 with its county seat at Fairfield. Named for the lily-like plant found in the area with an edible bulb used as food by settlers.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,079 square miles (2,790 km2), of which 1,074 square miles (2,780 km2) is land and 4.5 square miles (12 km2) (1.0%) is water.
Camas county is located close to the center of Idaho.
The highest point is Camas County Highpoint at 10,337 ft (3,151 m), on the county's northern border with Blaine County.
Bordering counties are as follows: