Bucyrus, ND

Adams County
Inhabited as of 5-07

Bucyrus, ND is along Highway 12 in Southwestern North Dakota, east of Bowman. It was founded in 1907 as Wolf Butte, and was also known as Dolan for a time.

US Census Data for Bucyrus
Total Population by Place

1920 – 113
1930 – 124
1940 – 117
1950 – 111
1960 – 60
1970 – 42
1980 – 32
1990 – 22
2000 – 26
2010 — 27

Bucyrus fell victim to a wildfire on October 17th, 2012.  The town’s residents were evacuated, but numerous homes were lost to fire.


10 Responses to “Bucyrus, ND”
  1. Joann Erker Baroh says:

    Old iron cross cemetery in a field near there also

  2. Mary Rowley says:

    Bucyrus has several nice homes that are occuppied, It is hard to look at all the vacant buildings. The town is dear to the hearts of the people who went to school there and who live there now.

  3. The town was just lost to a wildfire tonight. Much sadness for a lovely place.

  4. Lee Ellison says:

    Just plain sad about the fire.

  5. The Associated Press is looking to reach people who know the town well — maybe lived there once or went to school there. Please contact our Bismarck bureau at apbismarck@ap.org if you’re able to today (Oct. 18, 2012) for a story we’re writing. The bureau’s number is 701-223-4518. Sympathies to those affected.

  6. Sherril Scott says:

    With much saddness I read of the fire that destroyed this little town North Dakota and it’s history last night. All that remains are the pictures to remind us of the place many people once called home, who worked hard here and raised their families. God bless those who still called it home, and may have lost everthing to this devastating fire. Many thanks to this website for preserving the beauty of what this place once was, and many others like it. Please keep up the good work, so that people have these good memories of what once was.

  7. Kyle Johnson says:

    So glad we got to go back in June this year. My dad grew up just south of Bucyrus on the farm, went to the High school before they closed it and moved all the students to Hettinger. Still have many fond memories of roaming around town for the summer and my grandparents house is in several of the pictures above. Very sad day for Bucyrus and all involved including a few of my dads cousins. We spent several days at the Ponderosa Inn just south of town this summer and my family and I all had so much fun. One of my favorite places on earth. We will be back next summer!

  8. Ren Tescher says:

    I once heard a story that the basketball hoop in one end of the gym was a foot lower than the other (because of heating equipment). Since teams swap goals at half-time, things worked out…

  9. Harold Tangbakken says:

    What fun. The little white home in the foreground is.where I was born 6-26-36. Lot of memories from that town. We moved from there to Hettinger, 10 miles east on Hwy 12 about three years later. There will be a lot of little towns to photograph next time we drift up that way.

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