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Slope County

 

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 east 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 Montana located in Carter County and Daniels County and 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. In the interior is a lobby along the north side with the County District Court courtroom at the center of the building 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.

 

Old County Courthouse – Amidon

 

 

Location:  Main Street and Court Street.

Built:  1915

Style:  Church

Architect:  Charles Bradley

Contractor:  Charles Bradley

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story white colored clapboard structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Amidon to the northwest of the courthouse. The building is now a Seniors Center.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Amidon

 

 

 

 

White Butte highest point in North Dakota

Photos taken 2007 and 2015