Centerville, Idaho

Centerville is an unincorporated community in Boise County, in the U.S. state of Idaho.[1]


Centerville was a mining community named from its location in the center of the Boise Basin.[2] A post office was established as Centreville in 1864, the spelling was changed to Centerville in 1893, and the post office closed in 1952.[3] An early variant name was "Hogum".[4]

Centerville's population was 217 in 1909.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Centerville, Idaho
  2. ^ Co, W.W. Elliott & (1884). History of Idaho territory, showing its resources and advantages. Ye Galleon Press. p. 209.
  3. ^ "Boise County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  4. ^ Rees, John E. (1918). Idaho Chronology, Nomenclature, Bibliography. W.B. Conkey Company. p. 63.
  5. ^ Davis, Ellis A. (1909). Davis' New Commercial Encyclopedia: Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, the Pacific Northwest. Ellis A. Davis. p. 189.

Coordinates: 43°54′46″N 115°53′32″W / 43.91278°N 115.89222°W / 43.91278; -115.89222