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County Clerk

701 W College Ave.
St. Maries, Idaho 83861

Phone: (208) 245-3212
Fax: (208) 245-9152

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County Seat: St. Maries

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Land area: 787 square miles

Established January 23, 1915, with its county seat at St. Maries, by an act of the state legislature from the southern part of Kootenai County. Named for a Coeur d’Alene Indian chief. Some settlement began after the completion of the Mullan Road in 1860, but most settlers came to the area after the discovery of gold near St. Maries in 1880.

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