Bantry is a small near-ghost town in McHenry county, about 15 miles northwest of Towner. It is very picturesque and harbors numerous vacant structures.
According to North Dakota Place Names by Douglas A. Wick, Bantry peaked at a population of 315 in 1920.
US Census Data for Bantry
Total Population by Place
1960 – 93
1970 – 40
1980 – 28
2000 – 19
2010 – 14
The former bank was packed full of stuff.
We featured a few shots of Bantry, North Dakota in our second book, Ghosts of North Dakota, Volume 2.
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