Status: Inhabited as of 5/05
Crystal Springs is a town with perhaps 8 to 10 inhabited homes and/or farms, but this school and church are no longer in use (there is another church in Crystal Springs which appears to be used regularly).
The white church pictured right is partially covered in a new coat of white paint, so maybe a restoration is underway.
The town was built in 1873 and the Post Office opened in 1884. Crystal Springs was a popular roadside stopping point for years, until it’s access was cut off by Interstate 94.
Crystal Springs might be the most easily accessible ghost “town” in the state, sitting directly off I-94 about halfway between Bismarck and Fargo. As a matter of fact, Crystal Springs would probably make a great location for a “frontier-town” type tourist attraction, due to it’s proximity and visibility from the interstate.
Photos by Troy and Rat, copyright SonicTremorMedia.com