Abandoned Buttzville Farm

Abandoned Buttzville Farm

Buttzville is in Ransom County, just northeast of Lisbon. These photos were taken on the abandoned farm just west of Buttzville.

This farm is just across the water from Buttzville.

Rain showers had just moved out.

Not quite sure what this ruin was… a barn?

Spring buds just on.

Penny for your memories.

Whomever lived on this farm had a tremendous view.

Photos by Troy Larson, Copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC.

12 thoughts on “Abandoned Buttzville Farm

  1. I live in Masachusetts and I’ve been fascinated by abandoned towns and farms like the one above since I was a little kid and I’m glad that I found your site. And the pictures of the above farm are real cool. Thanks.

        1. Shaun, I just came across this comment from you. I’m researching Williamson history again. Who is your uncle? I would love to talk to him

  2. This abandoned farm used to be my Great-Grandparents, Tom and Clara Leonard. Tom and my Grandfather, Ross, built it I believe around the early 1920’s . You are correct…the ruin used to be the barn. I have a picture that we took in 2009, shortly before it went down. I will post it on your Facebook page. You can see the cupola on the top of the barn is the image that you show lying in front of the fence. That beautiful view that you comment on, showing a small lake……the water never used to be there. It has been filling up since some of the floods years ago. The garage in the middle used to be the grain shed. The building on the right used to be the chicken coop. Their house used to be off to the right hand side of the picture. It was moved many years ago to a location over by highway 27 to the East of Lisbon. It has been remodeled and added on to, so it looks very different. Love your work and pictures!!! Thanks for helping to preserve some of our history. Great Job!!!!

  3. My grandfather’s family lived in buttzville, in the start of the 20th century. I believe they came from Canada. My grandfather was sent away to live with relatives in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, but the rest of the family continued to live in buttzville. Their last name was Eckland. I have no clue as to what happened to my grandfather’s parents. I don’t know their first names, but I think my greatgrandmother’s maiden name was Bersjoe.. There is a lot of curiosity from my mother, who was Arnold’s Eckland’s daughter. The three children that were born in buttzville are ARnold, leslie, and Margie. We were told many years ago, that the parents of my grandfather died early of tuberculosis. My grandfather seemed to be embarrassed by his family history, so no information was ever given to my mother. Arnold was a very cold and distant man, but his brother Les and sister Margie, also refused to talk about their parents or life in buttzville. Arnold, Les, and Margie have all died years ago, so now we don’t have anyone to give us information. Does anyone have any information about the Eckland family that lived in buttzvill from 1900 to 1930?

  4. My grandfather, Thomas Gilbertson owned the General Store in Buttzville in the 20’s but my Dad, Ted Lyle ran the store until it closed in 1940. I used to play “store” up there when I was a little girl.

  5. Great pictures! I was at Buttz fill in about 1998. Beautiful rolling Prairie and a ghost town. I love to hear any stories about people who live there years ago! My great grandfather and his two brothers started Buttzville in I guess in the late 1800s. Is that correct?

  6. My great aunt and uncle STILL live in Buttzville. She recently passed away, but my great uncle and his son still live on the same property. I used to go there all the time when I was younger because my grandmother (great aunt’s sister) lives in nearby Lisbon. Anyway, I can confirm without a doubt that Buttzville IS inhabited by at least one family and has been for at least 30 years.

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