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About Canyon County

Canyon County is a small county just west of Boise which includes suburbs of the Boise metropolitan area. The county also includes some of Idaho's most productive farmland in the grasslands surrounding the Snake and Boise Rivers. The Snake River forms the county's southwest and the Boise River flows westward through the center of the county, eventually joining the Snake River. The state of Oregon borders the county along a short section at the western tip.

The famous Fort Boise of the Oregon Trail was built in 1834 near Parma in Canyon County. Built by the Hudson's Bay Company to support their trapping operations for beaver skins, it became a major stop on the Oregon Trail, which also passed through Canyon County. At first glance, it’s name would appear to be a misnomer since the terrain is predominantly flat. But the Boise River passes through Canyon Hill near Caldwell in a small canyon which is the namesake of the county.

Interstate 80 is the major highway through the county, connecting Nampa and Caldwell with Boise to the east. In the other direction, it turns northwest at Nampa and crosses into Oregon. U.S. Highways 20 and 26 also cross Canyon County, (a combined route) heading east to west, and U.S. Highway 95 passes through the western tip of the county.

Canyon County was organized on March 7, 1891 with the county seat at Caldwell. It covers 604 square miles. The population was 188,923 at the 2010 census. The elevation ranges from 2170 feet on the Snake River to just 3,084 feet at Pickles Butte in the south part of the county.

For More Information:
See Canyon County’s official site at, www.canyoncounty.org. See also Wikipedia, Canyon County, Idaho.

Street Index

Arena Valley Road
Batt Corner Road
Bluff Lane
Boehner Road
Boise River Road
Boise River
Case Lane
Chevy Truck Road
Fargo Road
Fern Lane
First Avenue South
Fish Road
Fox Lane
Garnet Road
Gravelly Road
Hexon Road
Highway 18
Homedale Road
Howard Street
Howe Road
Iest Road
Jacks Road
Lance Lane
Lee Lane
Lower Pleasant Ridge Road
Matthews Road
Peckham Road
Penny Lane
Red Top Road
Reed Lane
Rodeo Lane
Roswell Road
Roswell Boulevard
Sand Road
Shelton Road
State Line Road
Stephen Lane
The Snake River
U.S. Highway 20 & 26
U.S. Highway 20, 26, 95
U.S. Highway 95
Upper Pleasant Ridge Road
Ustick Road
Vermont Street

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