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Oneida County is a county located in the state of Idaho. Based on the 2010 census, the county had a population of 4,286. Oneida County was created on January 22, 1864. The county seat and largest city is Malad City. The county is named for Oneida Lake in New York state, where many early settlers were from.
Oneida County is named for the Oneida Lake area of New York from which many early settlers hailed.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Established January 22, 1864 with its county seat at Soda Springs. In 1866 it was moved to Malad City, because of its growth and its location on the stagecoach line and freight road between Corinne, Utah, and the mines in Butte, Montana. Named for Lake Oneida, New York, the area from which most of the early settlers had emigrated. Most of the county's population lives in Malad City and the surrounding Malad Valley.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,202 square miles (3,110 km2), of which 1,200 square miles (3,100 km2)
is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.1%) is water.
Oneida county is located in southeast Idaho. Elkhorn Peak is the county's highest point, at 9,095 feet (2,772 m) above sea level. Alternating valleys and ridges of mountains or hills typify the topography, with grassland and sagebrush covering most areas. The Curlew National Grassland lies within the county.
Bordering counties are as follows: