The lore of the Old West, including gold rushes, conflicts and railroad feuds, are all part of the fascinating history of Grangeville and Idaho County. The largest county in the state covering 8,503 square miles was formed in 1862. Mining followed by the development of the timber industry were major economic windfalls.
Featuring a comfort index significantly higher than the national average, Grangeville summer high temperatures are in the low 80s with low humidity levels at an elevation of 3,399 feet. Winter low temperatures fall into the 20s with 49 inches of snow falling annually. Grangeville also receives 24 inches of rain each year.
Mountain View School District provides public schooling for students in Grangeville. Lewis-Clark State College operates an outreach campus in Grangeville, while the campuses of the University of Idaho and Washington State University are both less than a two-hour drive.
The area remains successful economically with infrastructure featuring Highway 95 as well as the Idaho County Airport. Idaho Forest Group, Advanced Welding and Steel, United States Forest Service and Les Schwab Tires are among the major employers.
Syringa General Hospital offers a wide variety of medical services including emergency, laboratory, radiology and pain management. Syringa also operates three separate clinics in Grangeville and a Kooskia, ID clinic.
Whether you enjoy summer or winter recreation, there’s plenty of outdoor adventure to be had. Trails offer snowmobile, skiing, tubing, hiking, mountain biking, motorcycle and ATV potential. Whitewater rafting, jet boat excursions and guided fishing trips are just some of what you can experience on the Snake or Salmon River. Grangeville is surrounded by public lands including Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests.
Cultural opportunities are offered by the Bicentennial Historical Museum, Mammoth Exhibit, Kirkwood Ranch and the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude among others.
Warbird Weekend, Music in the Park, Grangeville Border Days, Idaho County Fair and the Raspberry Festival are just a few of the annual area celebrations.
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