Bone, Idaho

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Bone, Idaho
Unincorporated community
Bone, Idaho is located in Idaho
Bone, Idaho
Bone, Idaho
Bone, Idaho is located in the US
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
Country United States
State Idaho
County Bonneville
Elevation 6,073 ft (1,851 m)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s) 208
GNIS feature ID 396161[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]


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.