Bone, Idaho

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Bone, Idaho
Bone, Idaho is located in Idaho
Bone, Idaho
Bone, Idaho
Bone, Idaho is located in the United States
Bone, Idaho
Bone, Idaho
Coordinates: 43°18′45″N 111°47′43″W / 43.31250°N 111.79528°W / 43.31250; -111.79528Coordinates: 43°18′45″N 111°47′43″W / 43.31250°N 111.79528°W / 43.31250; -111.79528
CountryUnited States
6,073 ft (1,851 m)
 • Total2
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)208
GNIS feature ID396161[1]

Bone is an unincorporated community in Bonneville County, Idaho, United States. Bone is located near the Bingham County line and Willow Creek 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Idaho Falls.[2] As of 2006, the community had two permanent residents and one business, the Bone Store; its population increases during ranching season.[3] Reportedly, the store has since closed.


Bone was founded by Orion Yost Bone, who opened the first Bone Store in the early 1900s. The original store burned down in 1945 and was rebuilt and relocated.[4] Bone was the last community in Idaho to receive telephone service, which it did not get until 1982.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bone, Idaho
  2. ^ Idaho Official State Highway Map (Map). Idaho Transportation Department. 2009.
  3. ^ a b Woodward, Tim (September 19, 2006). "Destination Idaho: Bone, pop. 2: 'a little piece of heaven'". Idaho Statesman.
  4. ^ Arrin Newton, Brunson (December 28, 2004). "Idaho store frozen in time". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 3 July 2017.