Straubville, North Dakota

Straubville, North Dakota: A True Ghost Town

We visited Straubville, North Dakota, a ghost town south of Jamestown, on a cloudy day in 2005 and found it totally abandoned.  Unfortunately, we arrived a few years too late to capture the major remaining buildings when they were still standing.  We’ve been told that things have deteriorated since our last visit, so we’re hoping to go back to Straubville some time in the near future for an update.

We were recently digging through our archive and realized we had a good selection of photos from Straubville that we had never posted, so here they are for your enjoyment.

Straubville, North Dakota

Straubville, North Dakota

Straubville, North Dakota

Straubville, North Dakota

Straubville, North Dakota

Straubville, North Dakota

Straubville, North Dakota

Straubville, North Dakota

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Straubville, North Dakota

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Straubville, North Dakota

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC

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  1. Steven F Bopp says:

    If you do get back to Sraubville and have some time, take Hwy 11 eas to Cogswell, then 5 miles north and 1 west. There you will find a marker for the town of Harlem, which was at the end of the railroad tracks that came north out of Britton, SD. The rail bed was made to Valley City but the tracks never got north of Harlem. Back when we pastured cattle there you could see the remains of a roundhouse, a Y turn-around, the elevator foundation, and about half of the racetrack. the only buildings were a house and barn and a small shed a ways south of the elevator foundation, but not sure whether that was built before or after the town died.

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