Franklin county historical archives and museums

Larsen-Sant District Library

  • Phone:  208-852-0175
  • Address:  109 South 100 East, Preston, Idaho  83263
  • E-mail:  fchistoryproject@gmail.com
  • The Hart Family Local History Room:  Books, articles, local authors, Bear River Massacre collection, research projects, town histories, maps 

City of Franklin Historic District and Museum

  • Photos and historical information for the City of Franklin, Idaho (first permanent settlement in the state) and the Franklin Historical District including historical tour of sites information.

Idaho State Historical Society

  • Franklin is the oldest permanent settlement in Idaho.  The Franklin Historic District includes the Franklin Museum, relics, photographs, family histories

Oneida Stake Academy

  • Ongoing preservation project of the old Oneida Stake Academy building located on Oneida Street in Preston, Idaho.  Future plans will include a museum and community center in the building upon completion           

Preston High School Special Collections

  • Phone:  208-852-0280
  • Address:  151 East 200 South, Preston, Idaho  83263
  • Books and articles, yearbooks, student research projects, state championship teams located in the stacks of the Preston High School Library.  This collection is also available at the Larsen-Sant Library.

Franklin County Records

  • Phone:  208-852-2090
  • Address:  39 West Oneida, Preston, Idaho  83263
  • A computer search of Franklin County records may be made at the Clerk’s Office only.

Preston City Records

  • Phone:  208-852-1817
  • Address:  70 West Oneida, Preston, Idaho 83263
  • A computer search of Franklin County records may be made at the Clerk’s Office only.

Historic Idaho Links

other FRANKLIN COUNTY historical RESOURCES

Bear River Heritage Area

  • Information and resources for the Bear River area in Franklin County

Genealogical Resources

FRANKLIN COUNTY DIGITAL ARCHIVES AND RESOURCES

Franklin County Digital Newspaper Archive

  • View online--back issues of The Franklin County Citizen and The Preston Citizen--local newspapers.  By agreement with the current newspaper, the most recent five years are not digitized.

Idaho Digital Resources Photo Collection

  • 600 digitized historical photographs of Franklin County cataloged by title, subject and descriptions

Utah State University Special Collections and Archives

  • Photographs, documents and other archival information on Franklin County from the Utah State University library holdings

Idaho State University Special Collections and Archives

  • Photographs, documents and other archival information on Franklin County from the Idaho State University library holdings