Bancroft welcomes you!

Bancroft is a quiet community with approximately 390 residents. Our town lies in the midst of the Caribou Highlands, surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and productive fields of grain and potatoes. We are proud of our town and want all who reside or visit here to feel of our warm country atmosphere.  

A few interesting facts about Bancroft

  • Bancroft sits at an elevation of 5420 feet above sea level.

  • Bancroft is a railroad town that lies on the historic route; old Highway 30

  • Bancroft was informally named after W. H. Bancroft the President and General Manager of the Oregon Short Line rail road company in 1892.

  • Official designation as Bancroft Village occurred on July 23rd 1898. Over time Bancroft was incorporated as a City on Feb. 18th, 1941.

The city sprang into existence when the Union Pacific Railroad came into the area around 1882. Mormon Settler Parley P. Willey was contracted to supply timber for the rail ties. Parley relocated a large saw mill from Chesterfield to Squaw Creek (now Bancroft.) With the mill came employment. Men from all around came to Squaw Creek to work. Over time the village grew in to what is now known as Bancroft. 

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City of Bancroft, Idaho


                Annual Lighting of Teuscher Square 
July 24th Pioneer Day Celebration
Parade 10:00 a.m.
Rodeo: 2:00 p.m.
Contact the following people for more information  
Parade-Mark Priestley 208-648-7830
Rodeo-Nicole McLain 208-339-6475 

Vendors-Kathie Berry 208-648-7353
For More Info. see Bancroft Pioneer Days Facebook Page


Payment Options: 

Debit, credit, cash, check, money order, e-check, autopay 
The fee for using a debit/credit card is 3% plus $1.00 (all fees go to the card company) 
Ask the bank to put your utility account number on the check. This number is located in 2 places on the monthly utility statement. 
Auto pay is mailed to the city in  the form of a paper check-mailing time varies

Dogs-All dogs in the city limits must be licensed City Code 5-3A-3
Snow Removal-Remove vehicles, garbage cans, & other obstacles from streets during heavy snowfall
Non-running vehicles- Prohibited on city streets-City Code 6-3-2