Latitude: 42.2278

Longitude: -111.399

Region: --

Paris, Idaho

The selectable images and aerial photographs below show data related to Paris, Idaho. Paris is a city and county seat of Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States. Located on the western side of the Bear Lake Valley, the city's population was 513 at the 2010 census, down from 576 in 2000. Paris was settled on September 26, 1863, by pioneer settlers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Paris was settled by a group of dedicated Mormons led by Charles C Rich. During early years, pioneers suffered difficulties with the harsh cold climate, however their determination and faith kept them from leaving the area.

Paris sports an impressive landmark for a city of its size: the LDS Bear Lake Stake Tabernacle, a sandstone church designed by Joseph Don Carlos Young and built between 1884 and 1889. It seats around 2,000 people, nearly four times the population of the city.

Geography

Paris is located at (42.227699, -111.399373). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of, of which, is land and is water.

Paris lies in a high valley of the Rocky Mountains, at nearly in elevation. Due to the high elevation, cold winters, late springs and mild summers are the norm for Paris and the area. Most of the surrounding country is used for ranching.

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History

Paris was founded by Mormon pioneers, under the direction of Charles C. Rich on September 29, 1863. The settlers in the initial group were John Pool, Charles & Ann Atkins, Cass Whittle, William Harris, Lewis Ricks, Thomas Sleight, John Bright, Thomas Mantle, Ebenezer Lander, J. Bowman, Alex Allen and Matthew Fifield. The settlers believed the town to be located in Utah until a survey in 1872 showed that it was in fact in Idaho.

Events

The Paris July 4 Celebration is the big event of the year, a tradition that brings people from miles around. Starting off with the KVSI fun run (8.6 miles) from the KVSI radio station in Montpelier ending in Paris where the City of Paris chuck wagon breakfast is held at the finish line. The Bear Lake Pageant is held at the Paris Tabernacle followed by a parade that runs through the city. The event concludes with a youth rodeo at the Paris rodeo grounds.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 513 people, 202 households, and 144 families residing in the city. The population density was . There were 299 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

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