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Interesting Facts About Rexburg

10 Interesting Facts About Rexburg

Facts About Rexburg

  1. Rexburg was originally named Ricksburg, however later on it was changed to Rexburg.
  2. The city takes its name from Ricks, the German form of which is “Rex”, after founder Thomas Edwin Ricks.
  3. The city was incorporated in 1883.
  4. The Navy Electronics Laboratory oceanographic research ship USS Rexburg was named for the city.
  5. Rexburg has been the home of the Idaho International Dance Festival since 1986.
  6. Rexburg is located at 43°49′N 111°47′W, at an elevation of 4,865 feet above sea level.
  7. The wettest year has been 1983 with 20.76 inches and the driest has been 1988 with 7.48 inches.
  8. the city has a total area of 9.84 square miles, of which 9.76 square miles is land and 0.08 square miles is water.
  9. The city of Rexburg is the county seat of Madison County, which was formed on February 18, 1913.
  10. Rexburg Idaho Temple was dedicated in 2008, Rexburg became the third city in Idaho with an LDS temple.

 

 

Interesting Facts About Rexburg
Interesting Facts About Rexburg