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School’s Out in Kempton, North Dakota

School’s Out in Kempton, North Dakota

We were on a trip to explore some spots in east central North Dakota when we ran across Kempton. It was a place we had taken note of previously, with the intention of visiting some day, and here we were, just passing through.

Kempton, North Dakota

This old schoolhouse was converted to a garage at some point in the past, but it still looks good.

Kempton, North Dakota

Kempton was founded in 1884 and opened a Post Office three years later, but the population never rose above one hundred residents.  The population dwindled and the Post Office closed on Halloween, 1970. Today there are a few remaining residents, some occupied places, plus the places you see here.  Kempton is about 30 minutes southwest of Grand Forks.

Kempton, North Dakota

Kempton, North Dakota

Kempton, North Dakota

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