Kintyre, ND

By / June 1, 2013 / 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.

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

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

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A pine tree lying on top of a structure.

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8 Comments

Ron Major

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.

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Adeline Wolf

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

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troylarson

Adeline, we didn’t say it was a ghost town. We said it’s a small town with about 50 residents.

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Wendy

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!

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Sharon Jutila

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.

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Krista

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.

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Sharon Jutila

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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Linda Johnson

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.

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