Geneva, Idaho

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Geneva
Unincorporated community
Geneva is located in Idaho
Geneva
Geneva
Location within the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 42°21′31″N 111°3′55″W / 42.35861°N 111.06528°W / 42.35861; -111.06528Coordinates: 42°21′31″N 111°3′55″W / 42.35861°N 111.06528°W / 42.35861; -111.06528
Country United States
State Idaho
County Bear Lake
Elevation 6,178 ft (1,883 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 83238
GNIS feature ID 396540[1]
Welcome sign for Idaho on US 89 coming from Wyoming

Geneva is an unincorporated community in Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States. Its elevation is 6,178 feet (1,883 m).[1] Although Geneva is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 83238;[2] the ZCTA for ZIP Code 83238 had a population of 141 at the 2000 census.[3]

U.S. Route 89 runs west 15 miles (24 km) to Montpelier and northeast 23 miles (37 km) to Smoot, Wyoming. Idaho State Highway 61 leads south briefly to connect with Wyoming Highway 89 and Border Junction, Wyoming, 13 miles (21 km) south. Geneva is located about 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the Idaho-Wyoming state line.[4]

A post office called Geneva has been in operation since 1898.[5] The community was named after Geneva, in Switzerland, the native land of a large share of the first settlers.[6] The Geneva Cemetery is located in the community.[7][8]

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  1. ^ a b "Geneva, Idaho". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Official State Highway Map of Wyoming (Map). Wyoming Department of Transportation. 2014. 
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Retrieved 22 January 2018. 
  6. ^ The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, Volumes 9-10. 1918. p. 182. 
  7. ^ Findagrave.com
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Geneva Cemetery