Letha, Idaho

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Letha, Idaho
Unincorporated community
Letha, Idaho is located in Idaho
Letha, Idaho
Letha, Idaho
Letha, Idaho is located in the US
Letha, Idaho
Letha, Idaho
Location within the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 43°53′40″N 116°38′52″W / 43.89444°N 116.64778°W / 43.89444; -116.64778Coordinates: 43°53′40″N 116°38′52″W / 43.89444°N 116.64778°W / 43.89444; -116.64778
Country United States
State Idaho
County Gem
Elevation 2,283 ft (696 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 83617
Area code(s) 208
GNIS feature ID 376166[1]

Letha is an unincorporated community in Gem County, Idaho, United States. The community is located 8 mi (13 km) west of Emmett.[2] The Payette River flows northeast of Letha.

Letha was founded by W.W. Wilton and a Colonel Barnard and named for Wilton's daughter, Letha Wilton. It was built approximately midway along the railway running from Emmett to New Plymouth, with anticipation that it would become a major rail center; although this never occurred, Letha today remains a service center for the adjacent farms and ranches. The community includes an elementary school, fire department, post office, general store, and motor vehicle service station. Higher education, police, medical and legal services are found at nearby Emmett.[3]

Notable people[edit]

  • Pro-Life, a farmer and perennial candidate in Idaho politics


  1. ^ "Letha, Idaho". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Letha, Idaho - Community Profile". RoadsideThoughts. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ Letha, Idaho, Gem County Chamber of Commerce, 2009. Accessed 2009-05-19.