Grasmere, Idaho

Grasmere is a ghost town in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Idaho, in Owyhee County. Located on State Highway 51, it is 32.5 miles (52.3 km) north of the border with Nevada and 58.5 miles (94.1 km) south of Mountain Home.

Grasmere, Idaho
Ghost town
Grasmere, Idaho
Location within the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 42°22′36″N 115°52′57″W
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyOwyhee
Elevation
5,089 ft (1,551 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
83604
Area code(s)208
GNIS feature ID376052
Airfield information
Summary
Elevation AMSL5,134 ft / 1,565 m
Coordinates42°22′23.9″N 115°52′46″W
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 2,750 838 turf/dirt (150 ft or 46 m wide)

In 2000, the average median household income for the ZIP Code Tabulation Area that includes Grasmere and Riddle was $30,921.[2] Grasmere's elevation is 5,089 feet (1,551 m) above sea level.[3]

Grasmere was the former site of a small gas station/bar&grill/post office,[4][5] and still hosts a remote United States Air Force station manned by active duty airmen from the nearby Mountain Home Air Force Base and Idaho Air National Guard airmen from Gowen Field in Boise. The station operates the flight training range over Bruneau Canyon of the Bruneau River just east of here for aircraft from their bases and other nearby bases in the region (such as Hill Air Force Base and Fairchild Air Force Base).

Grasmere has an unattended general aviation airport in service since April 1956, owned by the Idaho Transportation Department.[1]

Grasmere was the fictional location for the 2008 Jacquie Rogers novel, Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues.[6][7]

References

  1. FAA (2015-01-08). "AirNav: U91". AirNav.com. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  2. "Fact sheet: Zip Code Tabulation Area 83604". 2000 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-21.
  3. "Geographic Names Information System". U.S. Geological Survey. U.S. Department of the Interior. 1979. Retrieved 2007-04-21.
  4. Tina Dubois (2009-06-03). "Grasmere". ghosttowns.com. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  5. graywacke (2010-05-05). "A Landing a Day". Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  6. "Where the Heck is Grasmere, Idaho?". Jacquie Rogers. 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2015-02-05.
  7. Jacquie Rogers (2008). "Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues". Highland Press. Retrieved 2015-02-05.


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