Hesper, North Dakota is a town that had been on our radar for some time but we never had an opportunity to check it out. In the summer of 2012, Philip Tron emailed to tell us Hesper had officially become a ghost town and submitted a few photos. After seeing them, we made it a priority to stop in and snap some shots.
On arrival in Hesper, we were struck by the silence. It is indeed a true ghost town, population zero. The red house shown below is in pretty good condition still, and looks to be the last home that was occupied in Hesper.
Hesper is located 35 miles west southwest of Devils Lake in Benson County, a beautiful region and prime hunting country.
That’s gonna delay the mail.
Very much like some of the other ghost towns we’ve photographed, Hesper had a handful of abandoned homes and structures, but several places were being used for storage by someone who doesn’t live on the town site.
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC