COPY OF FIRST CENSUS REPORT

OF IDAHO TERRITORY

**Note that the county lines were much different in 1863.  Some of what is in Idaho County now, was included in parts of Shoshone, Nez Perce and Idaho Counties then.**

SEPTEMBER 1863

Hon. Wm. H. Wallace

Governor, Idaho Territory

Sir:

I have the honor to submit the following report of the whole number of inhabitants in this Territory together with the number of legal voters:

County/Town

No. of Voters

No. of Non-voters

No. of Females

No. of Children

SHOSHONE COUNTY

 

 

 

 

Orofino

202

6

15

10

Canal Gulch

66

2

0

0

Moon’s Gulch

22

0

0

0

Orogrande

6

0

1

0

Rhodes Creek

100

8

4

1

Barcley’s Gulch

69

2

0

0

Outside towns & prospecting

60

0

0

0

TOTAL

525

18

20

11

 

County/Town

No. of Voters

No. of Non-voters

No. of Females

No. of Children

MISSOULA COUNTY

 

 

 

 

Fort Owen Prec.

62

27

10

8

Hells Gate Ronde

48

36

12

6

Prickly Pear

44

16

0

0

Deer Lodge

48

48

0

0

TOTAL

202

127

228

14

 

  UNORGANIZED DISTRICTS EAST OF ROCKY MOUNTAINS

 

DISTRICT

No. of Voters

No. of Non-voters

No. of Females

No. of Children

Fort Benton

56

76

0

0

Fort Laramie

100

118

0

0

Gallatine

34

122

0

0

Virginia City

760

2588

64

38

Nevada City

635

2372

36

32

Brians Gulch

200

250

0

0

East Bannock

850

2702

130

98

Snake River Diggins

0

600

0

0

TOTAL

2635

8828

230

168

 

 

County/Town

No. of Voters

No. of Non-voters

No. of Females

No. of Children

BOISE COUNTY

 

 

 

 

Owyhee

100

540

0

0

Boise City

180

336

135

74

South Boise

200

360

0

0

West Bannock**

840

4851

360

224

Pioneer City

385

2240

80

38

Centerville

282

2206

94

56

Placerville

172

2978

60

44

TOTAL

2158

13511

729

436

** Later called Idaho City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County/Town

No. of Voters

No. of Non-voters

No. of Females

No. of Children

NEZPERCE COUNTY

 

 

 

 

Elk City

325

21

17

9

Newsome Creek

52

8

2

0

Clearwater Station

121

80

6

5

Lewiston

276

30

59

49

Snake River

34

12

0

0

TOTAL

808

151

84

63

 

 

 

County/Town

No. of Voters

No. of Non-voters

No. of Females

No. of Children

IDAHO COUNTY

 

 

 

 

Florence

430

145

0

0

Warren’s Diggings

420

240

0

0

Slate Creek

160

50

4

2

Long Bar

70

80

0

0

TOTAL

1080

515

4

2

 

 

RECAPITULATION

Numbers of Voters                7409

Number of Non-voters         23150

Number of Females               1089

Number of Children                 694

     TOTAL POPULATION        32342

 

All of which is respectfully submitted. . . . .

Lewiston, I.T.  Sept. 23, 1863

D.S. Payne,

U.S. Marshal

 

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