Billings County, North Dakota

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Billings County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 888. Its county seat is Medora.[1]

The Territorial legislature authorized Billings County in 1879, naming it for railroad executive Frederick H. Billings. It was organized seven years later, on May 4, 1886, at a meeting in Medora. The county's area was later reduced by erecting new counties: Golden Valley County in 1912 and Slope County in 1915.

Billings County is part of the Dickinson Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,153 square miles (2,986.3 km2), of which 1,151 square miles (2,981.1 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.17%) is water. The South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park lies in the central part of the county, just north of Medora.

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