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Slope County


On this date in 1925, the Slope County Post published an article about the county's history. Slope County was created in 1914 when Billings County was divided. The battle for the county seat soon followed. Marmarth was originally chosen, but it was discovered that many non-residents (mainly the railroad workers) had voted. A recall election was held, and Amidon became the county seat. With a population of 26, it is one of the least populous county seats in the nation.

Today, Slope County is the least populated county in the North Dakota. In 1960 there was a referendum to combine it with Bowman County, but the proposed annexation was rejected.

Dakota Datebook written by Alyssa Boge

The Slope Messenger - June 29, 1960

Slope County Post - September 5, 1924

"Slope Saga" - 1976

North Dakota Official Highway Map