Sawtooth City, Idaho

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Sawtooth City
Sawtooth City, Idaho is located in Idaho
Sawtooth City, Idaho
Sawtooth City, Idaho is located in the United States
Sawtooth City, Idaho
LocationBlaine County, Idaho
Nearest cityStanley, Idaho
Coordinates43°53′48″N 114°50′25″W / 43.89667°N 114.84028°W / 43.89667; -114.84028Coordinates: 43°53′48″N 114°50′25″W / 43.89667°N 114.84028°W / 43.89667; -114.84028
Built1879
NRHP reference #75000625[1]
Added to NRHPApril 4, 1975

Sawtooth City (also Sawtooth) is an unincorporated community in Blaine County, Idaho, United States. Located at 43°53′48″N 114°50′25″W / 43.89667°N 114.84028°W / 43.89667; -114.84028 (43.8965718, -114.8403490), it sits at an altitude of 7,342 feet (2,238 m), along Beaver Creek near its confluence with the Salmon River in the Sawtooth Valley of Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Sawtooth City was founded as a mining camp after a mine was opened in the area on July 2, 1878; discoveries in the Sawtooth City area grew out of discoveries to the south. Its peak was between the years 1880 and 1886.[2] A community cemetery is located northeast of central Sawtooth City.[3]

In 1975, the entire community was added to the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sawtooth City, Idaho
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sawtooth Cemetery