Centerville, Idaho

Centerville History

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.

More info on the history of the Boise Basin gold rush can be read on the Idaho City and Placerville town pages.