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Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Rigby, Idaho

Former name[edit | edit source]

Geographic location[edit | edit source]

City Hall[edit | edit source]

Rigby City hall
158 W. Fremont Avenue
Rigby, Idaho 83442
(208) 745-8111

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

Bethel Baptist Church‎
3866 East 400 North
Rigby, ID 83442-5434

(208) 745-9266

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

There are three meetinghouses with several Rigby Wards (Congregations) plus the Lorenzo Ward meeting in them.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints‎
258 West 1st North
Rigby, ID 83442-5457

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints‎
401 west 1st South

Rigby, ID 83442

 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints‎
4021 East 300 North
Rigby, ID 83442

Historical[edit | edit source]

 Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City or at its Family History Centers.  Records of Rigby Wards (1886-1948) are included.

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Current[edit | edit source]

Crown of Life Lutheran Church‎
3856 Lewisville Hwy
Rigby, Idaho 83442

(208) 745-7191

Pentecostal[edit | edit source]

Harvest Time‎
386 North 4050 East
Rigby, ID 83442-5573

(208) 745-9267

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Directories[edit | edit source]

The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Eckersell Memorial Chapel
101 W Main St
Rigby, Idaho 83442
208) 745-6604

History[edit | edit source]

Rigby is in Jefferson County, Idaho, it is an important town and business center on the Yellowstone branch of the Oregon short Line Railroad, 14 miles northeast of Idaho Falls. Rigby is also the center of a rich and somewhat extensive farming district. Rigby was founded by William W. Parks and others in 1883. The total population of the Rigby Precinct was 1,260 in 1930.

Additional history of Rigby, Idaho and the early Latter-day Saint settlers there can be found in:

Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 709.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Minorities[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

Jefferson Star
134 West Main Street
Rigby, ID 83422
Ph. 208-745-8701
email - epoole@jeffersonstarnews.com

Historical[edit | edit source]

Copies of issues of the following Rigby newspapers  are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise:

Jefferson County star  1979:1:3-1981:12:24  
Jefferson star  1981:12:31-to date 
Rigby star  1906:1:5-1975:12:25  
Star  1976:1:1-1978:12:27

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]

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