Welcome to Latah County, Idaho

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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.

About the County

Latah County is located in the panhandle of Idaho along the Washington border. Cities include: Bovill, Deary, Genesee, Juliaetta, Kendrick, Moscow, Onaway, Potlatch, Princeton, Troy and other unincorporated communities.

County Seat: Moscow
County Clerk
P.O. Box 8068
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: (208) 883-2249
Fax: (208) 883-7203

Neighboring Counties

Benewah county is located north side of Latah county. While on the west side is the WAGenWeb Project: Asotin, Garfield, and Whitman counties. On the south side is Nez Perce county. On the east side are two counties Shoshone and Clearwater counties at the border.

Latah County Links

Onsite Links

Offsite Links

John R. Land
Lookup Volunteers
Mailing List
Map Links
Old Queries
Photos & Postcards

Latah County Messageboard (Rootsweb.com)
Latah County Government
Latah County WWI Draft Registrations
Ghost Towns of Latah County
Historical Places in Latah County
How to Obtain Idaho Vital Records
Idaho State Death Index 1911-1951
IDGenWeb Archives Project
Nez Perce National Historic Trail

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