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Idaho Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

  • Joe Albertson grocery chain founder
  • T. H. Bell educator
  • Ezra Taft Benson former secretary of agriculture
  • Gutzon Borglum Mt. Rushmore sculptor
  • Gregory "Pappy" Boyington aviator, world war II hero
  • Carol R. Brink author
  • Frank F. Church politician
  • Lillian Disney artist, wife of Walt Disney
  • Vardis Fisher author
  • Joseph Garry first native american Idaho legislator
  • Harmon Killebrew baseball player
  • Patrick McManus author
  • Sarah Palin politician, news commentator
  • Ezra Pound poet
  • Sacagawea Shoshone Indian guide
  • J. R. Simplot Industrialist
  • Picabo Street skier
  • Steven D. Symms politician
  • Lana Turner actress
  • Larry Wilson football player

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Idaho Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Boise Ada 208
Council Adams 208
Pocatello Bannock 208
Montpelier Bear Lake 208
Saint Maries Benewah 208
Blackfoot Bingham 208
Hailey Blaine 208
Garden Valley Boise 208
Sandpoint Bonner 208
Idaho Falls Bonneville 208
Bonners Ferry Boundary 208
Arco Butte 208
Fairfield Camas 208
Nampa Canyon 208
Soda Springs Caribou 208
Burley Cassia 208
Dubois Clark 208
Orofino Clearwater 208
Challis Custer 208
Mountain Home Elmore 208
Preston Franklin 208
Saint Anthony Fremont 208
Emmett Gem 208
Gooding Gooding 208
Grangeville Idaho 208
Rigby Jefferson 208
Jerome Jerome 208
Coeur d Alene Kootenai 208
Moscow Latah 208
Salmon Lemhi 208
Kamiah Lewis 208
Shoshone Lincoln 208
Rexburg Madison 208
Rupert Minidoka 208
Lewiston Nez Perce 208
Malad City Oneida 208
Homedale Owyhee 208
Payette Payette 208
American Falls Power 208
Kellogg Shoshone 208
Victor Teton 208
Twin Falls Twin Falls 208
McCall Valley 208
Weiser Washington 208

About the Author

John Moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of worldatlas.com. He and his wife, Chris Woolwine-Moen, produced thousands of award-winning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions. Today, it's one of the most popular educational sites on the web.

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.