Monango is a small town in Dickey County, not far from Merricourt.
Monango was founded in 1886 as a Milwaukee Road Railroad settlement, and the post office was established that same year. According to North Dakota Place Names by Douglas A. Wick, Monango peaked in population with 238 residents in 1910. According to the 2010 Census, Monango has 36 residents today.
Monango is situated right along Highway 281, the most prominent north-south highway between US 83 and I29, but this area of the state is very spartan and quiet. During our visit to Monango, we saw no fewer than six dogs and two goats, but not a single person.
Someone has turned this old building into a nice residence.
St. Pauls Lutheran Church.
Check out the tree. Monango survived a tornado in 2011.
That spot of dirt on the right is where a very large tree stood until the storm of 2011.
Photos by Troy and Rat, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy