Monango is a small town in Dickey County, not far from Merricourt.
Monango was founded in 1886 as a Milwaukee Road Railroad settlement, and the post office was established that same year. According to North Dakota Place Names by Douglas A. Wick, Monango peaked in population with 238 residents in 1910. According to the 2010 Census, Monango has 36 residents today.
Monango is situated right along Highway 281, the most prominent north-south highway between US 83 and I29, but this area of the state is very spartan and quiet. During our visit to Monango, we saw no fewer than six dogs and two goats, but not a single person.
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