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Welcome to the Bonneville County resource site of the Idaho GenWeb Project. We hope you find the resources here helpful in your family history research.

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The community of Taylor, Idaho was settled in the early spring of 1885 by John, Edward and William Priest, Smith Johnson, and Edwin and Abiah Wadsworth Jr and is now part of Idaho Falls.

History of Bonneville County

The County was established February 7, 1911 from the north and east parts of Bingham county. It was named for Captain B. L. E. Bonneville, of the U. S. Army, who explored the Snake River area in the 1830s. A settlement began at the site of the Eagle Rock ferry on the Snake River in 1864, this settlement was renamed Idaho Falls in 1891. More than half the county is in the Targhee and Caribou National Forests. It includes the Gray's Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Major industries include farming and the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory under the direction of The U.S. Department of Energy. It covers 1,897 square miles.

Sanborn Map of Eagle Rock from June 1888