Bayhorse, Idaho

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Bayhorse, Idaho is located in Idaho
Bayhorse, Idaho
Location Custer County, Idaho
Nearest city Challis, Idaho
Coordinates 44°23′52″N 114°18′42″W / 44.39778°N 114.31167°W / 44.39778; -114.31167Coordinates: 44°23′52″N 114°18′42″W / 44.39778°N 114.31167°W / 44.39778; -114.31167
Built 1877
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76000671[1]
Added to NRHP March 15, 1976

Bayhorse is a ghost town in Custer County, Idaho, United States, founded in 1877.[1] After a new gold mine failed, silver was discovered in the area and a mine was started. Bayhorse was originally established by the silver mine.[citation needed]

In 1976, the entire community was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1] The town property was purchased by the state in 2006 and opened to the public in 2009 as part of the Land of the Yankee Fork State Park.[2]


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