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North Dakota Counties

There are fifty-three counties in the state of North Dakota. Pembina County was created by the 1866-1867 Dakota territorial legislature, and was organized on August 12, 1867. The city of Pembina, the oldest European-American settlement in the state, was the county seat from 1867 to 1911. The seat was relocated to Cavalier.

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Slope County, North Dakota

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Slope County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 727, making it the least populous county in North Dakota and the 20th-least populous county in the United States. The county seat is Amidon. The county was created in 1914 when Billings County was subdivided into three new counties; it was organized on January 14, 1915. The name refers to the Missouri Slope, a geographical feature that is also a popular designation for western North Dakota, particularly the area west of the Missouri River.

Etymology - Origin of Slope County Name

The name refers to the Missouri Slope, a popular designation for western North Dakota, particularly the area west of the Missouri River.

Demographics:

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Slope County History

Officially declared created on December 31, 1914, by Gov. Louis B. Hanna as a result of the favorable vote to detach the new county from the southern portion of Billings County. The name refers to the Missouri Slope, a popular designation for western North Dakota, particularly the area west of the Missouri River. Government organized: January 14, 1915. County Seat: Amidon, 1915-present.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,219 square miles (3,160 km2), of which 1,215 square miles (3,150 km2) is land and 4.2 square miles (11 km2) (0.3%) is water.

White Butte, the highest natural point in North Dakota at an elevation of 3506 ft (1062 m), is in Slope County.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Billings County (north)
  • Stark County (northeast)
  • Hettinger County (east)
  • Adams County (southeast)
  • Bowman County (south)
  • Fallon County, Montana (west)
  • Golden Valley County (southwest)

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