Vacant as of 5/05
Straubville is in the extreme southeastern part of North Dakota, near the border with South Dakota. It was named for the first settler, Joseph W. Straub, who donated ten acres for the town site, in 1883. A Great Northern Railroad station was founded in 1886, and population peaked at 40.
It is empty now, with one building appearing to be recently boarded up. Cell service was not great.
Straubville is a short distance from the major highways, and quite secluded. The roads leading to it are unpaved and would be quite difficult in bad weather. The roads to approach Straubville are not well marked, so if you go for a drive to Straubville, be alert.
Although Straubville was once a GNRR station, we didn’t see any tracks, so either they were taken out, or we just missed them. See more of Straubville here.
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Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC
1. having been deserted or cast off.
1. cease to support or look after; desert.
2. leave (a place or vehicle) empty or uninhabited, without intending to return.
3. condemn someone or something to (a specified fate) by ceasing to take an interest in or look after them.