County of Jerome

Jerome County has a total area of nearly 600 square miles of land of which less than 10 square miles include the cities of Jerome, Eden, and Hazelton.

Jerome County features a regional Airport with a 5700-foot runway approved for corporate jet landings.

Jerome County boasts of six exits directly from Interstate 84. Two of these exits feed portions of Twin Falls County, including most directly, the cities of Kimberly and Twin Falls.

Jerome County consists of the small farming communities, including the town sites of Eden, Hazelton, and Jerome; with Jerome being the County Seat. Jerome County was a sagebrush and basalt rock covered desert until an innovative irrigation system was built in the early 1900’s.

Jerome County was created by the Idaho Legislature on February 8, 1919. It was named after either Jerome Hill, a developer of the North Side Irrigation Project, his son-in-law Jerome Kuhn, or his grandson Jerome Kuhn, Jr.

Jerome County has a total area of nearly 600 square miles of land of which less than 10 square miles include the cities of Jerome, Eden, and Hazelton.  The area is a major producer of agricultural commodities with a 140-day growing season.  More than one-half of the land is irrigated with crops of alfalfa, corn, soy beans, sugar beets, and more.
Having such plentiful land at affordable prices, makes Jerome County a wonderful live and run a business of any kind.

Jerome County boasts the following:

A regional Airport with a 5700-foot runway approved for corporate jet landings.

Jerome County shares one-half of the Snake River which includes the famous Shoshone Falls – a 211 foot high series of waterfalls referred to as “Niagara of the West.” The magnificent Snake River Canyon cuts into hundreds of feet of volcanic rock as a result of the ancient Bonneville Flood that occurred over 15,000 years ago.

Jerome County boasts of six exits directly from Interstate 84. Two of these exits feed portions of Twin Falls County, including most directly, the cities of Kimberly and Twin Falls. Exit 173 that feeds U.S. Highway 93, has the second highest traffic counts in the entire State from I-84. The Eagle Road and I-84 exit in the Boise area is first.

Image courtesy of North Side Journal
Image courtesy of North Side Journal