Elmore County

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Elmore County

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

Area: 3,103 sq. miles
Population: 23,181
County Seat/Courthouse: Mountain Home
Location: 150 South 4th East, Ste. #5, Mountain Home, ID 83647

Telephone Numbers:

  • District Judge/Calendar Clerk:
    Hon. Nancy Baskin/Heather
    Telephone: (208)587-2133, ext. 1217
    Fax: (208)587-2134

  • Court Reporter:
    Vanessa Starr
    Telephone: (208)287-7584

  • Magistrate Judge/Calendar Clerk:
    Hon. David Epis/Melissa
    Telephone: (208)587-2133, ext. 1292
    Fax: (208)587-2134

  • Hon. Theodore Fleming/Krisann
    Telephone: (208)587-2133, ext. 1291
    Fax: (208)587-2134

  • Clerk of the District Court:
    Shelley Essl
    Telephone: (208)587-2130, ext. 1210
    Fax: (208)587-2159
    Court Office: (208)587-2133, ext. 508
  • Elmore County Prosecuting Attorney:
    Daniel Page
    Telephone: (208)587-2130, ext. 503

  • Elmore County Public Defender:
    Terry Ratliff
    Telephone: (208)587-0900

  • Sheriff:
    Mike Hollinshead
    Telephone: (208)587-3370