Slope County Courthouse

Amidon, N.D., county seat of Slope County, advertises itself as the nation’s smallest county seat. That is a dubious honor at best. Amidon’s population is officially 26. The county is the size of Rhode Island.

However, Mentone, Texas, is smaller still. No official population count exists because Mentone isn’t incorporated, but the sheriff believes population is 16.

So how do we square the claims?

Maybe Amidon is the nation’s smallest incorporated county seat.

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