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Billings County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 783, making it the
second-least populous county in North Dakota. Its county seat and only incorporated place is Medora.
The Territorial legislature authorized Billings County in 1879, naming it for Northern Pacific Railway president Frederick H. Billings. It was organized seven years later, on May 4, 1886, at a meeting in Medora. The county's area was later reduced by erecting new counties: Golden Valley County in 1912 and Slope County in 1915
Named for Frederick H. Billings (1823-1890), an attorney, financier and railroad operator from Vermont, president of the Northern Pacific Railroad, 1879-1881.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Created by the 1879 territorial legislature and named for Frederick H. Billings (1823-1890), an attorney, financier and railroad operator from Vermont, president of the Northern Pacific Railroad, 1879-1881. Government organized: May 4, 1886. County Seat: Medora, 1886-present.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,153 square miles (2,990 km2), of which 1,149 square miles (2,980 km2) is land and 4.6 square miles (12 km2) (0.4%) is water. The South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park lies in the central part of the county, just north of Medora.
Bordering counties are as follows: