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About Latah County
Latah county was established May 14, 1888, with its county seat at Moscow. This area was first formed as "Lah-Toh" county in 1864 with Coeur d'Alene as the county seat, in 1867 the name "Lah-Toh" was dropped when the area became part of Nez Perce County. The present day county is approximately 1,077 sqaure miles of land and was the 16th Idaho county created. It was named for Latah Creek, which drains the northwest corner. Latah is derived from the Nez Perce words "Lah" that means the place of pine trees, and "Toh" sestle, because the Indians found stones here suitable for pulverizing camas roots and shade under the pine trees in which to work.
About the County Coordinator
I am your new County Coordinator, Jill Nock. If you have any questions about the county or would like to help add to the website. You can contact me at . I am in the middle of updating these pages and adding new content. Please be patient with me in doing so. Thank you.
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