Slough Point was a small town that served as a border crossing post between the provinces of Cyrodiil and Black Marsh during the Third Era. It was an Imperial-built town and; thus, all of the buildings were built in the Imperial style that had been popular since Tiber Septim's time. The main buildings were the Census and Excise office and an Imperial Legion fort. Slough Point was also the site of a bridge that crossed a major river in Black Marsh and was swamped by rising tides every four days.
Slough Point was connected to the city of Gideon to the south and the town of Hixinoag to the north via the Commerce Road, making it a major stopping point for merchant and passenger caravans crossing between Cyrodiil and Black Marsh or between Gideon and Hixinoag. It was also heavily infested by fleshflies.
In 3E 398, the bridge at Slough Point was finally, permanently submerged under the river it crossed. As a result of increased Naga raids on trading caravans, the Imperial Legion garrison at Slough Point was increased at the behest of Ambassador Tsleeixth.