Owyhee County

Owyhee County, Idaho

PO Box 128
Murphy, ID 83650
Phone: (208) 495-2421
Fax: (208) 495-1173

On the southwestern border of ID, south of Boise; original county; organized Dec 31, 1863 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Owyhee River, itself named for a corrupt spelling of Hawaii, in honor of three Hawaiians (Owyhee) who were hired to trade with the Indians; they disappeared and were presumed to have been killed

Area (sq mi):: 7696.71 (land 7677.98; water 18.72) Population per square mile: 1.40
Population 2005: 11,073 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 4.00%; 1990-2000 26.80% Population 2000: 10,644 (White 71.70%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 23.10%; Asian 0.50%; Other 22.50%). Foreign born: 11.90%. Median age: 32.90
Income 2000: per capita $13,405; median household $28,339; Population below poverty level: 16.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,376-$19,647
Unemployment (2004): 2.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.80% Median travel time to work: 25.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The primary focus of the Company is advancement of its DeLamar Project, consisting of the neighbouring DeLamar and Florida Mountain Gold and Silver Deposits in the heart of the historic Owyhee County mining district in south western Idaho.
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Conditional upon the completion of the transaction, Integra will acquire 47 mining claims totaling approximately 238 hectares that form part of the Florida Mountain claims group, which are situated in the Carson Mining District in Owyhee County, Idaho and located adjacent to the DeLamar Project.
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Synopsis: Owyhee County, Idaho, also known as the "Big Quiet," is the largest and least inhabited area in the lower forty-eight states.
Deputy Aron Streibel of the Owyhee County, Idaho, Sheriff's Office responded to a woman's residence after she called from her neighbor's house to report that something was wrong with her family.
Twelve years ago, my husband and I fulfilled his lifelong dream of buying Givens Hot Springs in Idaho's Owyhee County. Homesteaded by his Oregon Trail pioneer great-grandparents in 1881, it became a favorite getaway for families, as well as a healing place for aching bodies and sagging spirits.
From 1993 to 1999, the authors made annual trips to the Mud Flat Road in Owyhee County, Idaho, and identified 57 species of butterflies along the Idaho portion of that route.
This frog population in Owyhee County has shown a significant decline for the past 3 years.