Oneida County was established January 22, 1864 with its county seat at Soda Springs. In 1866 it was moved to Malad City, because of its growth and its location on the stagecoach line and freight road between Corinne, Utah, and the mines in Butte, Montana. Named for Lake Oneida, New York, the area from which most of the early settlers had emigrated.
County Clerk: 10 Court Street Malad, ID 83252-0191 Phone: (208) 766-4116 ext. 10 Fax: (208) 766-2448
Oneida County Pioneer Museum building was built in 1914 by R.B. Davis and used as a Drug Store for many years. The original pressed-tin ceiling, and safe are still in good condition and are interesting features of the Museum. For Many Years this building housed the State Liquor Store and was later used as a Sears Catalog Outlet. It has been the home of the Oneida Pioneer Museum since 1992.
Location: 27 Bannock Street Malad Idaho
The Evans Co-op Building housed the first department store in Idaho, the Evans Co-op, which was part of the Mormon cooperative movement of the 1860s, in which local production and purchasing was encouraged through cooperatives. The block, including both the co-op building and the old J.N. Ireland Bank, is on the National Register. The co-op is now a Tru Value Hardware Store. Location: 25 North Main Street, Malad
Malad City, with its rich heritage and tradition, is the Oneida County seat. The community is nestled snugly on the east side of the Malad Valley, thirteen miles from the Utah/Idaho border along Interstate 15. A community of about 4,100, it still has that "Home Town" atmosphere, where everyone knows each other by first names and greets you with a smile. Malad offers comfortable living without the big city headaches. Living in Malad will offer a unique opportunity to experience the serenity and fun of a country town.
This was a major campground in the days of the California Gold Rush after Hudspeth's cutoff brought the trail here in 1849. Except in the wet seasons, there was no water for 22 miles to the
east. Parties often had to travel late into the night across rough country to reach these
two great springs and avoid the hardships of a dry camp. You can still see their trail winding up the hill to the west.
The Curlew National Grassland is located 16 miles west of Malad on Highway 37. The grasslands cover 47,600 acres. Stone Reservoir & Campgrounds is Located on the Curlew National Grassland. Motorized boats are allowed on the reservoir. Open to fishing year-round for: Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Perch, and Crappie. Located 9.4 miles south of Holbrook, Idaho. Security is provided by hosts and periodic patrols by the county sheriff. This is a desert/sagebrush ecosystem so the only shade is the picnic covers or the ones you bring with you. The road within the campground is paved. There is one ADA accessible campsite with concrete and asphalt surfacing and an accessible toilet in the campground.Elkhorn Mountain Elevation 9,095, Elkhorn Mountain is located 6 miles west of Interstate 15 at Malad Summit. Standing Rock is located 5 miles west of Weston, Idaho along the road to the Caribou Forest boundary. Wright's Creek Trail runs north and south for 12 miles in the Elkhorn Mountain Range from Summit Campground to Wright's Creek. This National Recreation Trail is a"no charge" scenic route open to all recreational uses and activities.