The City of Kuna was initially developed in 1862 as a railroad stop with coach transport to Boise. Amidst the gold rush in the Boise Basin, a flock of miners, farmers, and those looking for new business and fortune arrived in the area. Also, a railway system was in the process of being built in Idaho and passed through Kuna. When the rail line was deemed operational in September of 1882, a station was placed at that point and given the name “Kuna”. Later, a community grew around the railway and expanded. In the years 1883 to 1887, supplies were transported by freight wagon from the railroad at Kuna. The early town consisted of a small settlement with at least three warehouses, a depot, and a post office. The settlement closed down and Kuna became “just another railroad siding” until prospects of irrigation water began attracting settlers. Frank Fiss helped shape the small community more by establishing its first general mercantile store, Kuna Mercantile. Currently, the city boasts a population of 26,673 and is considered one of the fastest growing areas in Idaho.