Hill City, Idaho

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Hill City
Unincorporated community
Hill City
Hill City is located in Idaho
Hill City
Hill City
Location within the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 43°18′02″N 115°03′04″W / 43.30056°N 115.05111°W / 43.30056; -115.05111Coordinates: 43°18′02″N 115°03′04″W / 43.30056°N 115.05111°W / 43.30056; -115.05111
Country United States
State Idaho
County Camas
Population (2012)
 • Total 26 [1]
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 83337
Area code(s) 208[2]
Website None

Hill City is an unincorporated community in southwestern Camas County, Idaho, United States.

It lies at the intersection of U.S. Route 20 with Mink and Swamp Roads and Trader Lane, 14 miles (22½ km) west-southwest of Fairfield, the county seat.

Hill City was named for the Bennet Mountain Hills, located nearby, and in 1911, Hill City became the a major station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad. From Hill City and the surrounding Camas Prairie, astonishing numbers of sheep were shipped. At one time, more sheep were shipped from Hill City than anywhere else in the world.

There were also many grain elevators in the area. There is a historic saloon, reopened in 2013. They sell basic food and local crafts.

The elevation of Hill City is 5090 feet (1551 m) above sea level.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ Google Maps

See also[edit]

Sunrise at Camas Prairie Centennial Park, near Hill City