Vacant as of 10/04
Photos contributed by Mark Johnson and Tom Tolman
Omemee, ND is in Bottineau County about 10 miles SE of Bottineau, ND, yet another railroad town which has vanished from the prairie.
The building pictured below is the only building left of any significance. We’ve heard it referred to as the “Superintendent’s house.” Check out the Now and Then animation here.
Omemee was a thriving town of 650 people in 1906, conveniently situated at the junction of the Great Northern and Soo Lines. It is now empty.
US Census Data for Omemee
Total Population by Place
1960 – 11
1970 – 5
1980 – 10
2000 – Did Not Appear
Tom Tolman of Fargo first contacted us to alert us to a situation in Omemee. It seems a land broker in another state has purchased most of the lots in the old Omemee townsite and is selling them on Ebay for $500 a pop.
Problem is, the lots aren’t worth more than $30. Furthermore, the ads selling these lots on Ebay give a misleading impression of what you’re buying. The ads portray a very vacation/resort kind of rugged North Dakota setting, but in reality, Omemee is just a lonely spot on the plains.
So if you’re shopping for land, beware.
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