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Established February 7, 1889, with its county seat at Rocky Bar.  Named for the Ida Elmore mines, the area's greatest silver and gold producer of the 1860's.   The Oregon Trail crossed the Snake River at Three Island Crossing near Glenns Ferry.  A station on the overland stage route, originally named Rattlesnake Station, was moved to the railroad line and became Mountain Home.  On February 4, 1891 the county seat was moved to Mountain Home.  More history and facts here.

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Elmore County Courthouse


Elmore County Draft Comprehensive Plan 2014

The Elmore County Land Use and Building Department is requesting public comments for a proposed update to the Elmore County Comprehensive Plan ("Comp Plan"). The Department would like all comments to be received by Friday, April 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of this 60 day comment period is to gather any additional information for the Comp Plan prior to any public hearing. It is anticipated that once all comments are received the Department will make the necessary corrections and schedule a public hearing with the Elmore County Planning and Zoning Commission. It would be appreciated if your agency review our current draft Comp Plan and, if necessary, provide the County updated information. Comp Plan page and Maps are located here. If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

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  • U of I Elmore County Extension System includes: Agriculture, Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, Weed and Pest control.  Click on the above logo to go to the Elmore County page.