Amidon is a town in the southwestern area of North Dakota. It had a population of 23 people in 2019.

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Amidon has the distinction of being the smallest county seat in the US. It was founded in 1910 and named in honor of Charles Amidon, a US District Judge in Fargo, ND.

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Map of Amidon

  • By car: from I-94 exit 42, approx. 35 miles south on US Hy 85.

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  • White Butte, +1 701 879-6310. The highest point in North Dakota, elevation 3,506 ft. Call for permission to hike. If no answer, OK to hike but, obey trail courtesy: take only photographs, leave only footprints.

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  • Logging Camp Ranch, 5705 151st Ave. SW (1 mi W of Amidon, take "Davis Dam" exit, follow signs marked "Logging Camp Ranch"), +1 701 279-5501. Live, working ranch, from the 1880s to the present. Log cabins made from Ponderosa pine, Facilities sleep 25.

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  • Georgia's and the Owl. Near White Butte. Known for good food, particularly steaks.

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Routes through Amidon
WillistonBelfield  N   S  BowmanSpearfish

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