Status: Ghost Town
Elevation: 4,209 Feet ( 1,283 meters)
Gallery: View 1 Centerville, Idaho Photo
County: View Boise County Mines
Date Settled: 1862
Current Population: none
Peak Population: Around 3,000
Primary Mineral: Gold
Map: View on Google Maps
Centerville, was one of the four prominent mining camps that emerged during the Boise Basin gold rush of 1862.
By September of 1863, Centerville had a population of almost 3,000 people, making it the fourth largest camp in the Boise Basin behind Idaho City, Placerville, and Pioneerville, and the fourth largest city in the area that is now Idaho.
Unlike Placerville and Idaho City which have survived and are active towns today, nothing remains of Centerville.