Merricourt is located in south central North Dakota, twenty minutes from the South Dakota border. The photos are from a return visit, six years after our last.
At least one person or family (with a couple dogs) still lives in Merricourt. We saw someone mowing the lawns when we were there. We were disappointed to see much falling into disrepair in Merricourt… the bank has had all its windows smashed out and the door kicked in. The community center looked like it might still occasionally be used when we were there in 2005, but it is clearly not anymore. The steps are crumbling and the basement is filled with water.
I was able to post a status update and a blog post from my phone in Merricourt. Who knew?
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC