Griffin, ND

By / May 30, 2007 / Griffin, ND

Bowman County
Uninhabited as of 5-07

Griffin, ND is a true ghost town. Although there is some working farmland in the area, there’s barely a town any more and no apparent residents.

Griffin is about fifteen minutes west of Bowman on Highway 12.

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Kelso19

We drove past Griffin last fall on our way to Marmarth. We would have stopped to check it out, but since it’s not on the map and I wasn’t paying attention, I didn’t realize we missed it until we had long passed it. As of fall ’09 the elevators and schoolhouse (?) pictured above are still standing but I didn’t see anything else in the area other than a bunch of farm equipment.

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brenda bowman

i wonder if Bowman County is named after my family from iowa from way back . it’s alway a pleasure to see my family name is out of the way places! great old buildings, but it’s sad to see them left alone like that. oh if those walls could talk!

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Bart

There’s several families of Bowmans and descendants, all related, in the area. One of the old timers was Charlie Bowman, long gone. Not so sure where they came from originally, but Iowa was a popular jumping off point for arrivals here.

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Caroline

My grandfather Maurice Griffin spoke of a small store where his family sold basic goods and dry foods when he was a boy. The store was called Griffin’s. My mom was later born in Grand Forks. I wonder if the store was here. Some day I hope to come to Bowman County from New York City with my kids to see these buildings if they’re still standing. Thank you so much for posting.

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ROBERT SUSA

MY BROTHER AND I HAVE A RANCH SE OF GRIFFIN BEEN IN THE FAMILY SINCE 1959
GREAT FRIENDS AND RELITIVES THERE

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