Merricourt, ND

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    Passing Through Merricourt

    By / October 19, 2014 / Merricourt, ND

    Merricourt is a very remote town in Dickey County with less than a handful of residents — just one family remains in this near-ghost town. We didn’t intend to visit Merricourt when we went on an adventure in October of 2014, but some last minute route changes took us right through town, so we stopped to… [read more]

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    Return to Merricourt

    Merricourt is located in south central North Dakota, twenty minutes from the South Dakota border.  The photos are from a return visit, six years after our last. At least one person or family (with a couple dogs) still lives in Merricourt.  We saw someone mowing the lawns when we were there.  We were disappointed to see… [read more]

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    More Photos of Merricourt

    By / April 22, 2011 / Merricourt, ND

    We visited Merricourt in May of 2005.  At the time the population was one or two residents.  These are additional photos from our archive, taken during that visit. To see our main Merricourt gallery, click here. This brick elevator is the only one we’ve encountered in the entire state.  It leans a little bit, but… [read more]

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    A Robbery in Merricourt

    Host/Author/Producer Keith Norman was kind enough to share a story about a Merricourt robbery, from his book – ‘Great Stories of the Great Plains, Vol. 1’ Self Defense on the Back Roads Roy Michaelson listed his occupation as a professional Boxer from Minneapolis Minnesota. His record in sanctioned bouts was 1 win, 1 loss, and… [read more]

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    Merricourt, ND

    By / May 5, 2005 / Merricourt, ND

    Dickey County Inhabited as of 5/05 A farm post office for Merricourt was established in October 1883. North Dakota Place Names by Douglas Wick lists Merricourt’s peak population at 153 in the 1940’s. US Census Data for Merricourt Total Population by Place 1960 – 66 1970 – 22 1980 – 17 2000 – Did Not… [read more]

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