Santa, Idaho

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Santa, Idaho
Unincorporated community
Santa, Idaho is located in Idaho
Santa, Idaho
Santa, Idaho
Santa, Idaho is located in the US
Santa, Idaho
Santa, Idaho
Coordinates: 47°09′01″N 116°26′57″W / 47.15028°N 116.44917°W / 47.15028; -116.44917Coordinates: 47°09′01″N 116°26′57″W / 47.15028°N 116.44917°W / 47.15028; -116.44917
Country United States
State Idaho
County Benewah
Elevation 2,661 ft (811 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code 83866
Area code(s) 208
GNIS feature ID 374904[1]

Santa is an unincorporated community in Benewah County, Idaho, United States. Santa is located on Idaho State Highway 3 13 miles (21 km) south-southeast of St. Maries. Santa has a post office with ZIP code 83866.[2] The town changed its name to SecretSanta.com for a year,in 2005 to promote the website and to get at least $20,000.[3]

History[edit]

A post office called Santa has been in operation since 1887.[4] The community took its name from nearby Santa Anna Creek.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Santa, Idaho
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ "9 Towns That Changed Their Names (And 4 That Almost Did)". Mental Floss. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Benewah County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Santa's post office enjoys making its mark". The Deseret News. Dec 25, 1992. pp. A27. Retrieved 2 November 2015.