Bingham County

Bingham County


Bingham county is home to the cities of Aberdeen, Atomic City, Basalt, Blackfoot, Firth, and Shelly. Bingham County was created in January 13, 1885, and named after Henry H. Bingham, a congressman from Pennsylvania and friend of William Bunn, Idaho's Territorial Governor. As a young officer in the Civil War, Bingham rose from lieutenant to brigadier general; he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of the Wilderness. Blackfoot is the "Potato capitol of the World", because it has the largest potato industry in the world.

Shopping and Dining - Blackfoot is the middle point between Pocatello and Idaho Falls. There you will find many of the well known nation wide fast food restaurants as well as locally owned ones. There are small boutiques and your big boxed stores to meet everyone's needs.

Parks and Recreation -Bingham County is proud to offer 5 very large parks for your enjoyment.  Two of the major parks, North Bingham County Recreation Area and Sportsman's Park offer water and electrical hookups for your enjoyment.  These two parks also offer attendants who live at the parks. Blackfoot also offers a public swimming pool. The Pool is open year round. It is an indoor facility, covered by a dome.

Living - Bingham County is called home to thousands of residents and is a place in which you should feel some sense of security to raise your families and conduct business. Blackfoot is the home to the Eastern Idaho State Fair. It is held between Labor Day weekend and the following weekend. Blackfoot is also the home to the Idaho Potato Museum.

Schools - Bingham County has 4 school districts. Blackfoot School District #55 and Snake River School District #52 which include 2 High Schools, 3 Middle Schools, 9 Elementary Schools, and 2 Charter Schools. Shelly School District has there own school district. It has 1 High School, 1 Middle School, and 3 Elementary schools. Firth School District has 1 High School, 1 Middle School, and 1 Elementary School

Resources -  Bingham County Parks and Recreation  Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce

Contact Information

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Tony Stallings
Edge Real Estate
38 S 2nd E
Rexburg ID 83440
Mobile: 208-681-2145
Office: 208-356-6331
Fax: 208-656-9402