Payette County is located in southwestern Idaho and is comprised of 3 cities: Payette, Fruitland and New Plymouth. It has an elevation of 2,149 feet and an average rainfall of 12.1”. We are home to the Idaho Hall of Fame, Payette County Historical Society, Fruitland Olde School and the Historic New Plymouth Water Wheels.
Payette is a town of 7,054 located in southwestern Idaho near the Oregon border. It is the county seat of Payette County, a community that celebrates its agricultural heritage and rural lifestyle, while promoting responsible growth that improves the quality of life for all citizens. Payette is the birthplace of baseball's Harmon Killebrew. Come check out the visitor center and find out all there is to see and do in the area including 65 acres of parks, the Payette River Greenway walking path and the Payette Historical Museum, at 90 S. 9th Street. Check out their website: www.payette.govoffice.com
New Plymouth is a small horseshoe-shaped town that lies south of Payette. Horseshoe Days, an annual event celebrating New Plymouth, occurs during June and the Payette County Fair takes place during the first full week of August every year. Waterwheels that pioneers used for irrigation can be seen still in use in New Plymouth. Check out their website: http://www.npidaho.com
Fruitland is a small rural community of just over 4,500 residents located in southwest Idaho. Although it maintains strong ties to its agricultural heritage, it is proud of its ability to attract a diversity of business and light industry. The original town site consisted of 160 acres, mostly planted in orchards of apples and prunes. The little community surrounded by some of the finest orchards in the valley became known as Fruitland. Check out their website: www.fruitland.org