Slope County

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


Created:  November 3, 1914

County Seat: 

Amidon  1915 – present


Old County Courthouse – 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 the town 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 the town. 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.



N – Golden Valley County, Billings County and Stark County

E – Hettinger County

S – Adams County and Bowman County

W – Fallon County, Montana





Old County Courthouse




County Courthouse










Photos taken 2007 and 2015