This is Jud, North Dakota, in Lamoure County, about 14 miles northwest of Edgeley.
Jud is far from a ghost town — there were 72 residents according to the 2010 census, but we found out about Jud after someone suggested there was a school that might be a good photo opportunity, and upon further investigation, we were very excited to find this church on the edge of town.
Doug Wick’s “North Dakota Place Names” says Jud was first named Fox, then Gunthorpe before the name was changed to Jud in 1906 to honor Judson Lamoure, the politician who also lent his name to the county.
This is St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Service Dogs of America has a facility right behind this school.
Geese migrating north over the former Public School.
This museum is open by appointment only.
The last gas price on this pump was over $2/gallon. Maybe it hasn’t been out of service for as long as it looks.
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy