Twin Falls County, Idaho
City of Twin Falls
Celebrates 100 years with The Blessing of The Waters 2004
Twin Falls was incorporated as a village April
12, 1905. Appointment of the trustees was made by the board of commissioners of
Chris Storey is the
Shoshone Falls is higher
Twin Falls County was created in
from the parent county of Cassia.
It consists of the communities
Castleford, Filer, Hansen, Hollister,
Murtaugh, Rogerson and Twin Falls.
The County was named for the twin waterfalls that cascades over the
the Snake River as it makes it's
way through the Magic Valley. Further down the Snake River flows over
the Shoshone Falls.
Settlements, Communities and Towns. Abbey, North part of the County, 4
miles N. of Buhl, Agriculture area- had Post Office, Abandoned.
Amsterdam, First called Appledorn. Central part of County, 4.5 miles N of
Rogerson, establishe by Dutch settlers in 1909. Artesian City sits on the Cassia
and Twin Falls county line. Formerly called Farmington than re-named for the
Artesian Wells. Had a Post Office 1909-1911, Now only a small abandoned Cemetery
remains. Austin was a small early settlement and named for Alice Austin, had
Post Office 1898-1910. Berger, In the early 1908 settlers came from the
Mid-West and filed under a Carey Act Project to farm the area, Post office
1911-1927, Named for Fred Berger, town no longer exsists. Clover, Community
settled in 1914 a German settlement, Lutheran Church and Cemetery remains. Dry Town,
a early mining community. Milner, Formerly called the Cedars, Grew with
the consruction of Milner Dam and at one time had approximately 1500 people,
only a old cemetery remains. Mudbarville, 1870 gold mining settlement. Rock Creek,
Once a stage stop about 1865, Post office 1871-1925. Roseworth, Cattle country,
Post Office opened in 1896, About 1921 a caravan of 128 Brooklyn familys
made the trek across the continent to settle on the Roseworth project but left
soon after. Salmon Falls, Established 1879 with Post office 1879-1896.
Springtown was a mining camp in the 1860's with the discovery of gold. Waterburg
or Walterberg was once in
the boundaries of what is now Twin Falls County.
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