Billings County was created in 1879 during the westward expansion of the NPRR railroad and, as was common in those days, it was named after an executive of the company.
The county is just under 1,200 square miles in size and has a population of only 783, according to the last census. The number of inhabitants, which has fallen by more than 20% in the last decade, means that Billings County is the second least populated county in North Dakota.
The county originally contained parts of Slope and Golden Valley counties but since the major boundary changes, the highest number of inhabitants of the county was in the 1930s, when over 3,140 people lived here.
The county seat of Billings County is Medora, ND, which was given that position in 1886.
Billings County Map
Billings County Communities
Fairfield | Medora
Billings County Weather
Five Day Forecast from the NOAA