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About Blackfoot, Idaho

Centrally located in Southeastern Idaho, Blackfoot is at the confluence of the Blackfoot River and Snake River and is considered to be as old as the American westward movement. The first reference to what is today Blackfoot is found in 1818 journals of the Hudson's Bay Company. Today, Blackfoot's economy is based on agriculture and primarily on the famous Idaho potato, which has resulted in its gaining the title of "Potato Capital of the World."

The county seat of Bingham County, it lies on Interstate 15 and US 26 north of Pocatello.

Bingham County was created and approved by an Act of the Thirteenth Territorial Legislature on January 13, 1885. At that time, it included Bannock, Bonneville, Teton, Jefferson, Madison, Fremont, Clark, Butte, Power and part of Alturas County, which later became Blaine County. Bingham was the fourteenth county to be created in the state. The same Act named Blackfoot as county seat.

Conflicting stories exist on how Bingham County was given it's name. You can read for yourself and decide.

Bingham County was named for Henry H. Bingham, a Pennsylvania congressman and friend of Territorial Governor W.M. Bunn, who served in 1884.

Daph Jemmett, a Salt Lake Tribune correspondent, states that courthouse records indicate the name was determined by a race from Blackfoot to Boise between two citizens of Blackfoot and Eagle Rock (now Idaho Falls). The contender to reach Boise first in the race the government officials had ordered, would have the honor of selecting the county seat and have the county named for him. The winner was Blackfoot's Elisha E. Bingham a native fo Riverside, Utah who homesteaded in Blackfoot in 1883. Mrs. Ada Katseanes, a daughter of Elisha Bingham, recalls hearing her parents talk of the race having been made with a team of horses.

Bingham County is 2,184 square miles including the 359 square miles in the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. The county is bordered by Bonneville, Butte, Blaine, Power, Bannock, and Caribou counties. Bingham County is fairly level, with the Blackfoot mountain range on the east. The elevations of different towns are: Shelley, 4,624 feet; Blackfoot, 4,497 feet; Pingree and Grandview 4,430 feet; and Aberdeen, 4,400 feet. Lying entirely with in the Snake River plains, Bingham County has a high plateau, forming a wide intermountain belt in southern Idaho. There are two major rivers running through Bingham County the Blackfoot river and the Snake river. There are two major reservoirs. The American Falls Reservoir located in the southwestern part of the county and shared with Power and Bannock counties. The other is the Blackfoot Reservoir located near the southeast part of the county and shared with Caribou County.

Bingham County soil mostly falls into three classifications: Sagemoor, Declo, and Bannock. These are good soils, suitable for major crops grown here. Alfalfa hay, sugar beets, oats, barley, wheat (spring and winter), mixed grains, and others such as rye, clover, corn silage and of course it's main crop, potatoes. That's why Bingham County is known as the potato capital of the world.

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