County seat of Jefferson County, charming Rigby, Idaho is located in the eastern part of the state and has a population of 3,945 residents as of 2010. As part of the Idaho Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, the small city is situated between Rexburg and Idaho Falls giving Rigby residents the benefit of small town living with larger city amenities, shopping and entertainment.
Founded in 1884 by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), and incorporated in 1903, Rigby was named after prominent LDS church member, William F. Rigby. Despite its historical roots with the LDS church, Rigby is most famously known as “the birthplace of television.”
While he was a student at Rigby high school, Philo Taylor Farnsworth devised the original plans for an electronic television system. Farnsworth worked “out the principle of the image dissector (video camera tube) in the summer of 1921, not long before his fifteenth birthday, and demonstrated the first working version on September 7, 1927, having turned 21 the previous August.” Throughout his life and career, Farnsworth continued to make inventions and “held 300 U.S. and foreign patents” by the time he died. Farnsworth’s “inventions contributed to the development of radar, infra-red night vision devices, the electron microscope, the baby incubator, the gastroscope, and the astronomical telescope.”
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Address: 581 Rigby Lake Dr., Rigby, Idaho 83442