Council is centered between Council mountain and the Seven Devil mountain range. It is a beautiful, small community, full of history and legends of days in the past.
The first inhabitants in this area were the “Northern Mountain Shoshoni Indians”, in the late 1700s. The name Council came about because the Indians gathered here for their Pow Wows, rodeos, trading, mining, businesses, employment and, most of all, their friendship with the surrounding farmers, merchants and ranchers.
Railroading, mining, logging, fishing, hunting and year-round recreation both past and present is what attracts everyone to this part of Idaho. It is a wonderful, fun, and relaxing place to visit and get back to the nature part of life.