NAME: Keuterville
CLIMATE: Cold/snowy--hot in summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Late spring, summer, fall
COMMENTS: The town of Keuterville, located some ten miles east of Cottonwood, Idaho, currently has a small population year-round with hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, picnicking in area, RV Park, and other outdoor sporting activities. Do stop and see the beautiful Catholic Church built in 1884 with its fixtures imported from Germany. Ask in Cottonwood for directions.
REMAINS: Saloon, general store, original main street buildings from the 1880's, Catholic church, family homesteads, old cemetery just outside of town
Keuterville began life as a farming town. Established around 1880, it boomed when the railroad began looking at it for a station. Unfortunately the railroad decided to put its terminal in at Grangeville and the town died on the vine. The original Catholic Church was built around 1880 but burned down approximately ten years later and was rebuilt. The cemetery was donated to the town by Mr. Barney Luchtefelt after the town experienced a bout with typhoid fever. Many of the graves are very old. There is a two-story home on the site built by Mr. Luchtefeld. The town currently is experiencing a sort of rebirth with the advent of winter sports and the opening of an RV Park, but the main street remains the same as it was over 100 years ago. Submitted by: Tina DuBois