Auburn is a very small town in Walsh County, north of Grafton. There was an active harvest happening the day I visited, and most of the homes are still inhabited. The population appears to be a dozen or two.
Due to a finicky camera, I was only able to capture the photos you see below on my Android. The church is the most impressive structure on the townsite. It looks like it’s been abandoned for some time, and it appears to be locked up tight. There is also a grain elevator in Auburn that looks to be largely out of service, but certain parts of it are still being utilized.
Janis (Anderson) Friedrichs sent in a PDF of a newspaper story about Auburn which you can see here.
Photos by Troy, 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