Established in 1907 by the Kuhn Brothers, as part of the North Side Twin Falls Canal Company, the town of Jerome took its name from Jerome Hill, one of the investors in the project, and a brother-in-law of W.S. Kuhn. The city of Jerome became a municipal corporation on March 24, 1919.The city of Jerome is the economic center of Jerome County. Farming and Agricultural related industries still dominate the economy of Jerome, but the city is broadening its economic base in the service sector, manufacturing and retail trade. Jerome’s downtown serves as a civic and retail center.