Manfred’s Hotel Johnson, Then and Now


We revisited Manfred last summer for the first time in six years and found some things had changed for the better.  Look at the Hotel Johnson in 2006 compared to how it looks now… the residents of Manfred have made amazing progress on the old hotel. Copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC

Manfred: Six Years Later

Manfred, North Dakota

Manfred is a near-ghost town just off Highway 52 between Minot and Jamestown.  We visited Manfred previously in 2006, and decided to stop again for an overdue visit on our way to north central North Dakota. Manfred is home to about five residents these days, and several of them are doing a fantastic job at […]

Manfred, ND


Wells County Inhabited as of 4/06 Manfred, ND is in Wells County, about 30 miles S of Rugby, the geographical center of North America. Manfred reportedly had 439 citizens in 1920, but that declined to 70 by 1960 and a few dozen today. We actually hadn’t planned on stopping in Manfred, but we drove right […]