Custer, Idaho

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Custer Historic District
Empire Saloon, Custer.jpg
Empire Saloon
Custer, Idaho is located in Idaho
Custer, Idaho
Custer, Idaho is located in the United States
Custer, Idaho
LocationYankee Fork Rd., Custer County, southwest of Challis, Idaho
Coordinates44°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
Area29 acres (12 ha)
NRHP reference #81000207[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 3, 1981

Custer is a ghost town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Established in 1877, it is 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 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 nearby historic Yankee Fork gold dredge.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  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.