Slope County

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Slope County is named for the Mission Slope, a popular destination west of the Missouri River.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Golden Valley CountyBillings County and Stark County

E – Hettinger County

S – Adams County and Bowman County

W – Fallon County, Montana


Created:  November 3, 1914                  Map of North Dakota highlighting Slope County

County Seat: 

Amidon  1915 – present


Old County Courthouse ( demolished ) – Amidon


Location:  206 South Main Street / 2nd Street

Built:  1917

Style:  Territorial

Architect:  G A Lium

Contractor:  C J Dybvik


Description:  The building faced west and was a two story white colored wood structure. The building was located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Amidon on the site of the present courthouse. The entrance was along the east side. A one story extension was on the south side. The roof was hipped with overhanging eaves. The building was the only remaining wood courthouse in North Dakota and was torn down in 2014 after the new courthouse was constructed.


Note:  There are other wood frame courthouses in Nebraska is located in Blaine County and Frontier County.


County Courthouse – Amidon




Location:  206 South Main Street / 2nd Street

Built:  2012 – 2014

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Al Fitterer of Mandan

Contractor:  Ainsworth Benning  of Spearfish, South Dakota


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure.  The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Amidon. The north front has a central porch with recessed entrance. Above the porch is a raised section. The roof line slants to the east and west. The building houses the County District Court of the Southwest Judicial District.


See:  The Southwest Judicial District includes Adams County, Billings CountyBowman County, Dunn CountyGolden Valley CountyHettinger County and Stark County.


History:  The county was created in 1915 and Amidon was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a white colored wood frame structure built by Charles Bradley in 1915 and still standing at Main Street and Court Street. The second courthouse was built in 1917. The courthouse was demolished in 2014 when the second and present courthouse was constructed in 2012 to 2014.


Note:  The highest point in North Dakota is White Butte at 3506 feet ( 1069 meters ) which is located in the county.




Old County Courthouse ( demolished ) – Amidon




County Courthouse – Amidon

























White Butte highest point in North Dakota

Photos taken 2007 and 2015