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Page Contents for Sandpoint, Idaho

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.


Statistics & Facts

The Idaho state capital is Boise.
The population of Sandpoint is approximately 7,000 (2000), 7365 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,451 (1990), 3215 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sandpoint is 9.996 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.144 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sandpoint to Washington DC is 2187 miles.
The distance to the Idaho state capital is 322 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sandpoint is positioned 48.27 degrees north of the equator and 116.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sandpoint elevation is 2,070 feet above sea level.


On Hwy 95 in the northern panhandle of Idaho just 60 miles from the Canadian border. Located at the north end of Pend Oreille Lake.

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History & History Related Items

Sandpoint celebrated its 100th birthday on 7 February 2001!

Sandpoint was first incorporated as a village on 7 February 1901. At the time what is now Bonner County was part of Kootenai County. The Village became a city on 15 January 1907 when it was once again incorporated, but this time as a city.

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The downtown Cedar Street Bridge Public Market is a focal point of the area as a solar-heated, contemporary shopping mall with many shops and fine restaurants.

Bonner County Historical Museum
905 Ontario St.
Sandpoint, ID
Phone: 208-263-2344
Pioneer relics and other historical items chronicle the past with emphasis on the Kootenai Indians and the local lumber industry.

Pend Oreille Lake
This is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the Pacific northwest. It was named for a local Indian tribe which the French called Pend Oreilles because of the pendants they wore in their ear lobes. The lake is 1,150 feet deep with many scenic coves. There is great fishing as the lake is stocked with Kamloop rainbow trout. Other features of the lake include: tennis, boating, swimming and tennis. A guided boat tour is available.

Sandpoint Winter Carnival
Held each winter in January with two weekends of activities and competitions, including snow sculpting and a "polar bear" plunge in the lake.

Vintage Wheel Museum at the Company Store
218 Cedar St.
Sandpoint, ID
Phone: 208-263-7173
See many old vintage cars as well as horse-drawn vehicles, steam engines and more. The collection includes Stanley Steamers, a 1913 Cadillac and a 1932 Ford Roadster and more!

Schweitzer Mountain at 6,400 feet above sea level as some of the best skiing and snowboarding conditions in the Northwest. It is 11 miles from downtown Sandpoint.

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The arts reign during the summer months. The Festival at Sandpoint is a premier music festival with all types of music ranging from classical to country, blues, pops and more.

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Sandpoint City Government

City of Sandpoint
1123 Lake Street
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: (208) 263-3158

Sandpoint has a mayor/council form of government.

Sandpoint Historical Events

2001, February 7
Sandpoint celebrated its 100th birthday on 7 February 2001!

Sandpoint Chamber

Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce
900 North Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 928
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Toll-free: (800) 800-2106
Phone: (208) 263-0887
Fax (208) 265-5289

Sandpoint Community Events

Sandpoint Winter Carnival

Schweitzer's Stomp Games

Caribbean Carnival

Lost in the '50s weekend


Sunday Concerts on the Lawn

POAC Arts & Crafts Fair

Idaho State Draft Horse International and Schweitzer Blues & Brews Festival

Fall Colors Rail Tour

Holly Eve

Hometown Christmas

Sandpoint Organizations

Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce
900 North Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 928
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Toll-free: (800) 800-2106
Phone: (208) 263-0887
Fax (208) 265-5289
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The population of Sandpoint was:
1990 - 5,203
2000 - 7,000

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