I always look at the Western side of such maps, being a Montanan. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š The dark spot in Idaho piqued my curiosity. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š That is Adams County. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š In the 2000 census, according to various sites I sound information on,124 people were identified as "Orthodox" out of a population of 3,476. It is a county with a history of mining, lumbering and agriculture with 2 towns of any size New Meadows and Council. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š But in searching for any missions or EO parishes in the area there are none listed. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š The few EO that are in Idaho are in places like Boise and Pocatello, nothing is listed in Adams County. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Now this data is 6 years old. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š One site I found said that there had been about 1% Arab population then, so it's possible that there was a mission or something for that. However, there are also "Orthodox Presbyterians" there, so I wonder if there was an odd glitch in nomenclature. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š For whatever reason, Adams County Idaho does not seem to be an EO center in the Northwest.
Fyi, for the spots in Montana, I can tell you precisely what they are without even looking at any EO jurisdiction sites, three are the states largest cities: ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š the one to the southeast is Yellowstone county with Billings; north central is Cascade County with Great Falls; west of that is Missoula county, with Missoula the home of the University of Montana. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š The darker spot SE of Missoula is Butte and *that* has an EO presence due in particular to miners who came to work for the Anaconda Copper Company. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š There's a Serbian parish there. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š I also know of 2 other EO groups: one in the State capitol of Helena and the other in Bozeman where Montana State University is located. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š That there is any presence at all (except for Butte) is due to those are the places where there are the biggest populations. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Iirc, the last time we're were out there, the EO parish in Great Falls, didn't have a priest.
P.S. if you look at the overall map of religious adherants, Adams County Idaho is in the lowest number of population claiming an affiliation catagoryhttp://www.valpo.edu/geomet/pics/geo200/religion/adherents.gif