Butte County is located near the center of Idaho and is made up of 2,234 square miles of forests, rivers, and plains. With amazing sights, friendly people, and exciting annual festivals, Butte County has something for everyone. The county has several national protected areas, perfect for those that love hiking, camping, and many other outdoor activities. Butte County is home to several national landmarks that have been used by early pioneers. With a veteran’s population of 266 and a total population of 2,622, Butte County is the third least populated county in Idaho. Established in 1917 by the Idaho State Legislature, Butte County is a laid-back community great for those looking for the quiet life.
One of the national protected areas in Butte County is the Salmon-Challis National Forest. The tallest mountain in Idaho, Borah Peak, is located in the Salmon-Challis National Forest. The Forest is also the home to sparkling rivers, breathtaking mountain ranges, and lush trees. Hikers will enjoy the many hiking trails located in Salmon-Challis. The trails can also be taken advantage of by bikers and horseback riders. For lovers of fishing, the Big Lost River provides excellent opportunities.
Butte County gets its name from the many volcanic buttes scattered around the county. The largest butte in the county is the Big Southern Butte, which was used as a landmark by the early pioneers. The Big Southern Butte is one of the largest volcanic buttes in the world. Big Southern Butte stands at an elevation of 2,500 feet and is an amazing sight to behold. Another national landmark in Butte County is the Craters of the Moon National Monument. The Craters of the Moon National Monument is one of the most well-preserved flood basalts in the United States.
The Big Lost River is one of the many beautiful rivers located in Butte County. The Big Lost River is 135 miles long and flows through the Rocky Mountains. The river is home to a variety of fish, which makes it an excellent place for avid fishers. Boating, canoeing, and swimming are activities frequently enjoyed in the Big Lost River.
There is a Veterans Services Office located in Butte County that helps veterans with compensation claims, educational benefits, life insurance, and more. The median housing cost in Butte County is $110,300, and the median household income is $41,131.
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Arco, Butte City, Moore, Darlington, Lost River, Howe
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Post 7137 Harland Clendenin Post
PO Box 537
Arco, ID 83213-0537
Phone: (208) 554-3554
Meeting Location & Time
525 Highland Drive
Arco, ID 83213
7:00 PM 3rd Thursday
Quartermaster: Kenneth Babcock
Commander: Bert Secrist
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Butte County
- Single Family Residence: $600
- Condominium: $650
- Residential Duplex: $700
- Residential Triplex: $750
- Residential Fourplex: $800
- Manufactured Home: $650
- Repair Inspection $150
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