Kootenai

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County Clerk

501 Government Way (PO Box 9000)
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000

Phone: (208) 769-4441
Fax: (208) 667-8534

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County Seat: Coeur d'Alene

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Background

Land area: 1,310 square miles

Established December 22, 1864 by the Second Territorial Legislature with Seneaquoteen, a trading post below Lake Pend Oreille, as the county seat. Rathdrum replaced Seneaquoteen as county seat in 1881 and Coeur d’Alene replaced Rathdrum in 1908. Named for the Kutenai Indians who inhabited the area when the white man arrived. The word “Kootenai” is derived from the Kutenai word meaning “water people.”


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