Located in Billings County, North Dakota is the city of Medora. Medora is the county seat, and only incorporated place in Billings County. As of the 2010 census, the population was just 112 residents and the city is part of the Dickinson Micropolitan Statistical Area. The city covers just 0.4 square miles of total area, all land, at an elevation of 2,267 feet above sea level. Medora was founded along the transcontinental rail line in 1883 by Marquis de Mores, a French nobleman who named the city after his wife Medora von Hoffman.
Looking through the Medora, ND Business Directory and the Medora, ND Yellow Pages, you will find the house he built, now a museum, named the Chateau de Mores. The city has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state, housing the Medora Musical. It also lays claim to the south unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Maah Daah Hey Trail and the Bully Pulpit Golf Course. One of the attractions, used to educate visitors of Native Americans, ranching, rodeo and the western lifestyle, is a 15,000 square foot museum called the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan