Owyhee County, Idaho

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Owyhee County
Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed in the Owyhee Mountains about 50 miles southwest of Boise.
Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed in the Owyhee Mountains about 50 miles southwest of Boise.
Map of Idaho highlighting Owyhee County
Location within the U.S. state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°34′N 116°10′W / 42.56°N 116.17°W / 42.56; -116.17
Country United States
State Idaho
FoundedDecember 31, 1863
Named forlost Hawaiian trappers
SeatMurphy
Largest cityHomedale
Area
 • Total7,697 sq mi (19,940 km2)
 • Land7,666 sq mi (19,850 km2)
 • Water31 sq mi (80 km2)  0.4%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
11,628
 • Density1.5/sq mi (0.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district1st
Websiteowyheecounty.net

Owyhee County is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, 11,526 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Murphy,[2] and largest city is Homedale.[3] In area, it is the second-largest county in Idaho, after Idaho County.

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  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Historic Homedale