Custer, Idaho

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Custer Historic District
Empire Saloon, Custer.jpg
Empire Saloon
Custer, Idaho is located in Idaho
Custer, Idaho
Location Yankee Fork Rd., Custer County, southwest of Challis, Idaho
Coordinates 44°23′15″N 114°41′45″W / 44.38750°N 114.69583°W / 44.38750; -114.69583Coordinates: 44°23′15″N 114°41′45″W / 44.38750°N 114.69583°W / 44.38750; -114.69583
Area 29 acres (12 ha)
Built 1877
Governing body United States Forest Service
NRHP Reference # 81000207[1]
Added to NRHP February 3, 1981

Custer is a ghost town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Established in 1877, it is located at 44°23′15″N 114°41′45″W / 44.38750°N 114.69583°W / 44.38750; -114.69583 (44.3874133, -114.6959118), at an elevation of 6,470 feet (1,972 m).[2] It lies along Yankee Fork Road southwest of the city of Challis, within the Challis National Forest.[3]

In 1981, the community was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district. Although the district covers an area of 29 acres (12 ha), only seven buildings retain enough historic integrity to qualify as contributing properties.[1]

Most of Custer is now included in the Land of the Yankee Fork State Park, which also includes the historic Yankee Fork gold dredge, nearby.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Custer, Idaho
  3. ^ USGS topographical maps accessed from its GNIS feature record

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The Yankee Fork gold dredge, which operated into the 1950s, near Custer.