Garden City, Ada County, Idaho Genealogy
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Garden City Hall
6015 Glenwood Street
Garden City, Idaho 83714
Church History and Records
Since Garden City is one of the suburbs of Boise, it would be wise to look for all denominations in Boise.
4950 North Bradley Street
Garden City, ID 83714
The first settler was Robert Beers who built a trappers cabin in the valley as early as 1864. Oskar “Cub” Johnson built his cabin in 1865 and Phineas W. Cook came in the spring of 1865. Ten year later 1875 five other families establish their home in Garden City. The town was also called Independence and Bellview. Community irrigation project was started on February 5, 1877, which became the Swan Creek Irrigation Company, this project water the area. The total population of the Garden City Precinct was 379 in 1930.
Additional history of Garden City, Idaho and the early Mormon settlers there can be found in:
Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 272.
Copies of the following newspapers published in Garden City are included in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise.
Garden City gazette -- 1954:7:22-1968:9:26
Garden City gazette -- 1958:1:9
Garden City news-examiner -- 1980:10:3 -1981:1:30
Garden City sun -- 1980:1:9-1980:6:18