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Blaine County, Idaho

US county information
NameBlaine County
StateIdaho
SeatHailey
Largest cityHailey
US Area
Total Area2661.02 sq mi (6892 km2)
Land Area2644.78 sq mi (6850 km2)
Water Area16.24 sq mi (42.1 km2)
Population18991 (2000)
Density2.7/km2 (7.1/sq mi)
Named forJames G. Blaine
Time zoneMountain
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6: -7/-6

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Blaine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 18,991 (2007 estimate: 21,560). The county seat and largest city is Hailey. The county is home to the Sun Valley ski resort.

Blaine County was created by the Idaho Legislature on March 5, 1895, by combining Alturas and Logan counties. Its present boundaries were set on February 8, 1919, when a western portion became Camas County.

The county is named after former congressman and 1884 Republican presidential nominee James G. Blaine.


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