Bern, Idaho

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unincorporated community
Bern is located in Idaho
Location within the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 42°20′23″N 111°23′10″W / 42.33972°N 111.38611°W / 42.33972; -111.38611Coordinates: 42°20′23″N 111°23′10″W / 42.33972°N 111.38611°W / 42.33972; -111.38611
Country United States
State Idaho
County Bear Lake
Elevation 5,968 ft (1,819 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
GNIS feature ID 377393[1]

Bern is an unincorporated community in Bear Lake County, Idaho.[1] It is located in the southeast corner of the state, about four miles from Montpelier.


In 1875, John Kunz II moved the townsite and named it after his native town in Switzerland. A school was established in 1876. In 1884, the first public school was organized. The school and all church services were held in a one-room log house.[citation needed]

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