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Our Community & Region

About Oneida County and The Area

The region is known for its beauty, natural areas, and quaint communities. In-between local cities lay vast expanses of mountains, and valleys that are waiting to be explored.

Local Area

Oneida County is Located on the Southern border of Idaho along the I-15 corridor close to Utah. Malad City is recognized as "Where Idaho Begins." In 1856, a colony of 15 families led by Ezra Barnard came to Malad Valley and established Fort Stuart. The Malad River, which meant sickly waters, was the name adopted by the locals in 1857, thus the name of the town is Malad City. A short time later the first hotel and stores were established. With the railroad arriving in 1906, the trip to Salt Lake City was only a mere four hours long. On June 19, 1910, Malad experienced a flood when a dam broke. Almost the whole city suffered losses.


Today Malad is home to the Malad High School Dragons and Malad Middle and Elementary Schools. Many successful businesses call Malad home. Banks and real estate companies are present, as well as other industries such as Jones' Confectionery, Horse Races, Hess Lumber, Hess Pumice Products (the local leader in pumice), and Thomas Electric, which has been locally owned and operated since 1956. Many family farms and ranches are still scattered across the countryside.

To learn more about our community we have provided the below links for your exploration:

City Information
The City of Malad

Malad City Schools
Oneida Education Foundation
Malad Schools

Helpful Local Health Phone Numbers
Local List Of Health Contacts

Real Estate
Idaho Real Estate Group
Flinders Realty & Exchange
Shelley Simmons Salt Creek Realty

Oneida County Profile
Census Data For Malad City
Malad City