This abandoned country church is located in Rat Lake Township in Mountrail County, about fifteen miles southwest of Stanley. This church stands right alongside ND 1804 in a little-populated part of the county. The entire township has a population of 28 and the countryside is quiet, green and rolling.
We hadn’t planned to stop here, we just saw this church on the side of the road and made a quick pit stop to shoot it.
There’s a small, overgrown plateau next to this church, a “parking lot” so to speak, but looking at it, you can totally imagine the days when wagons delivered parishioners on Sunday morning.
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy