Kongsberg, North Dakota is a tiny near-ghost town in McHenry County, just a few miles east of another near-ghost town, Ruso. Originally dubbed Olivia, the name changed to Kongsberg in 1916. The population of Kongsberg never exceeded 50. Kongsberg’s church celebrated their 100th anniversary on July 1st, 2012.
This was actually the second town in North Dakota named Kongsberg. The first Kongsberg was near Abercrombie, but their Post Office closed in 1905.
If you know anything about Kongsberg’s present status… number of full-time residents, the nature of the buildings shown etc… please comment below. Thanks to R. David Adams for contributing these photos.
The former Kongsberg State Bank
St. John Lutheran Church
St. John Lutheran Cemetery
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy