So close, yet so far away: Balta is located about 16 miles south of the geographical center of North America. That distinction goes to Rugby, the county seat. Originally, the town was named Egan, in honor of Egan Pierce, an official with the Soo Line railroad. It was renamed by the locals after Balta, in Russian Ukraine, the original home of many immigrant settlers.
- By car: Exit 200 from I-94, north about 90 miles on ND-3 (past US-52).
- Balta Bar & Grill (Corner of Main and 2nd Ave), ☎ .
- Davis Lake, ☎ . Tent camping and 2 RV sites with electricity. Boat ramp.
|Routes through Balta|
|Dunseith ← Rugby ←||N S||→ Harvey → Steele|