Kintyre, ND

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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  1. Ron Major says:

    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. Adeline Wolf says:

    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. Wendy says:

    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!

    • Sharon Jutila says:

      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.

      • Krista says:

        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.

        • Sharon Jutila says:

          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,

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