Careywood, Idaho

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Careywood, Idaho
Careywood, Idaho is located in Idaho
Careywood, Idaho
Careywood, Idaho
Careywood, Idaho is located in the United States
Careywood, Idaho
Careywood, Idaho
Coordinates: 48°02′05″N 116°38′36″W / 48.03472°N 116.64333°W / 48.03472; -116.64333Coordinates: 48°02′05″N 116°38′36″W / 48.03472°N 116.64333°W / 48.03472; -116.64333
CountryUnited States
2,280 ft (690 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)208, 986
GNIS feature ID396235[1]

Careywood is an unincorporated community in Bonner County, Idaho, United States. Careywood is located on U.S. Route 95 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north-northeast of Athol. Careywood has a post office with ZIP code 83809.[2]


Originally known as Severance, the town was renamed Careywood after a man named Carey from Spokane who bought land in the area. At the time, Careywood was involved in the logging industry.[3] Caryewood's population was 25 in 1960.[4]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Careywood has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Careywood, Idaho
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Dahl, James Carl (1969). Place names of Bonner County, Idaho (M.A.). University of Idaho. p. 23. OCLC 41685795.
  4. ^ World Book Encyclopedia. Vol. I. Field Enterprises Corporation. 1960. p. 27.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Careywood, Idaho