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Kintyre, ND

Kintyre, North Dakota is a small town in Emmons County, about 45 miles southeast of Bismarck.  It is an unincorporated community of perhaps 50 residents.  The name, Kintyre, is a reference to the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland, derived from the clan McKintyre.  Kintyre was originally called Campbell after two brothers who first farmed the area.

Kintyre, ND

Kintyre, ND

Kintyre, ND

The concrete structure holding up the car looks like it could be a former bank vault.

Kintyre, ND

Kintyre, ND

The brick structure at the base of this tree also looks like it could have been a bank vault.

Kintyre, ND

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Kintyre, ND

Kintyre, ND

Kintyre, ND

Kintyre, ND

A pine tree lying on top of a structure.

Kintyre, ND

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12 thoughts on “Kintyre, ND

  1. I was told by Leo Gross who grew up in the area that the brick buildings were used as meat locker for the local community. The post man would have a key to the locker, and they would make deliveries to area farmsteads. The photo of the large building was the grocery store.

  2. I feel the Kintyre is not a ghost town.We had a CASENH business there for 43 years, Now it is Titan Machinery. Plus South Center Grain has a chemical builind. Also doing great business serving the farms. You never showed what is left at Kintyre. The Implment building. 6 family homes and plus a nice brick building which is the Lutheran Church. As long as there is some life there it is not a ghost town. Once all the people are gone plus business it is a ghost town

  3. My mother’s family is from here. Grew up just to the north of it. She was married there, and I personally spent many-a- christmas at the church. (do they still ring the bell?)
    Miss it. thanks for sharing! Hope all lives on!

    1. Oh yes that bell rings yet every Sunday Morning at 11:00. Come and join us for a service someday when you are in the area, We love to see former members and their families.
      The church has gotten a new metal roof and new windows in the past several years.

      1. Am Wendy’s sis, and yes spent many-a-CHRISTmas at the church…glad to hear Sharon on the bell, new roof & windows. Our mom was one of Reinert & Sigfrid’s daughters [Randi] and now am I rarely in the area, but will definitely keep your invitation in mind…remember seeing the old one-room school house as we drive into town, and of course the cemetery up on the hill, so to speak…last time there was from Joy’s passing…very peaceful town.

        1. I remember your parents very well. haven’t seen your Dad in ages either, probably at Joys funeral.
          we miss seeing Rolf and Carol too.
          Thanks for your response, Happy Easter,

  4. My dad’s family is from Kintyre, and still live in the area. Many, many good memories of services at the church; I miss those days! Whenever I’m in ND, I go there and visit the well-cared for cemetery and put flowers out. There are so many relatives buried there- I can’t imagine a more peaceful resting place.

  5. My dad managed that frozen food coop in the late forties. No, the mail man did not go to the locker to take out the meat for the farmers: my dad would respond to a post card received on Friday, get the packages requested, wrap all packages in one large one, address, take stamps from the farmer’s envelope and carry the packages across the street and place in the mailman’s jeep (Larson, was the mailman’s name). The postmaster came out to cancel the stamps and they were mailed. For more info about this process see the Logan County Historical Society, April, 2015.
    I am seeking information about the documents which established that farmers co-op; any information would be useful.
    JIS

  6. My Grandfather Lars Kleppe managed the grain elevator there, traded horses, and had a implement business on the side. My father Tom Kleppe was born in Kintyre, North Dakota and went on to become Secretary of The Interior in the Ford Administration. In his acceptance speech he mentioned the distance from Kintyre, ND to the East Room of the White House. I was born in Bismarck and have only been to Kintyre a few times, but it is in my spirit and heart from all the stories that were shared by my family about Kintyre!

  7. My name is Darrold Nord my Dad and Mom where Lloyd and Ruth we lived in Kintyre from the late 50’s to when I went in the Marine Corp in 1970. Dad was the Manager of the elevator during this time and my brother Ken who now lives in Napoleon was at one time Second Man at the elevator and I worked there after school. I never come back to visit Ken or go the cemetary in Napoleon to take care of the folks graves and my little brother Gary without going to Kintrye. I often recall my childhood and know it couldn’t have been better than the one my brothers and I enjoyed in Kintyre.

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