About This Place
Mountain Home is the largest city and county seat of Elmore County, Idaho.
The population was 11,143 at the 2000 census (2007 estimate: 12,236) and the mayor of the city is Tom Rist.
Mountain Home is the principal city of the Mountain Home, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Elmore County.
Mountain Home was originally a post office at Rattlesnake Station, a stagecoach stop on the Overland Stage Line, about seven miles (11 km) east of the city, on present-day US-20 towards Fairfield. With the addition of the Oregon Short Line railroad in 1883, the post office was moved downhill and west to the city's present site.