Omemee and the Batie Family

Omemee, North Dakota

These photos were sent in by Cathy Zabel, a collection of things on Omemee, North Dakota, a true ghost town in Bottineau county.  Cathy’s comments are included in italics below. The A. R Batie Residence was purchased by Adam R. Batie when he married Miss Jessie M Paff, June 27, 1907. Adam Batie was ‘Head Clerk’ […]

When Omemee Was a Town

Omemee, North Dakota

We first learned about Omemee, North Dakota, a ghost town in Bottineau County, through contributors Mark Johnson and Tom Tolman, who contributed photos of Omemee as it looked around the turn of the millennium.  Those images were all we had ever seen of Omemee until quite recently.  Despite all the time we spend rummaging around […]

The 10 Most Intriguing Abandoned North Dakota Places

Marmarth, North Dakota

North Dakota has hundreds of beautiful and captivating abandoned places of all kinds. Churches, schools, military installations and more. We recently went through the stats from GhostsofNorthDakota.com and compiled this list of North Dakota’s ten most intriguing abandoned places based on website visits. In some cases, the results were obvious, but in others, even we […]

Dresden, North Dakota

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Dresden is a small town in Cavalier County, home to the Cavalier County Museum at Dresden, about six miles northwest of Langdon.  The museum is housed in the former Holy Trinity Church, an incredible field-stone structure erected in 1936. Dresden is home to numerous historic structures in varying states of restoration, including the Dyer School […]

Knox, ND

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Benson County Inhabited as of 5/12 Knox is a rarity as near-ghost towns go — it is located right off a major highway — US 2, between Rugby and Devils Lake.  According to the 2010 census, Knox is home to 25 residents, has 13 occupied households and 13 vacant households.  Knox was founded in 1883 […]

Pingree, ND

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Stutsman County Inhabited as of 5/12 Pingree is a small town in Stutsman County, northwest of Jamestown.  According to the 2010 Census, Pingree is home to 60 residents.  Pingree was founded in 1881 and reached a peak population of 268 residents in 1920. We didn’t have plans to visit Pingree, but we saw a few photo […]

Highline Bridge

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This is the Highline trestle in Valley City, built between 1906 and 1908.  It is still in use today.  The Highline is 3,860 feet long and 162 feet high.  We are including it on this site in homage to the importance of the railroad in settling North Dakota.  Check out our gallery for another of […]

Bartlett… Almost Gone

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Ramsey County Inhabited as of 8/11 Bartlett is about twenty miles east of Devils Lake and is about as close as you can get to ghost town without actually being totally abandoned… there is perhaps one occupied property, and we saw the remains of several crumbling homes.  The former town site is quickly getting overrun […]

Fairview Lift Bridge and Cartwright Tunnel

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McKenzie County Thank you to R. David Adams for submitting these photos of the Fairview Lift Bridge and the accompanying Cartwright Tunnel, between Cartwright, North Dakota and Fairview, Montana.  This bridge is frequently confused with the Snowden Bridge, a few miles away in Montana, partly due to a similar history (each bridge has only been […]

Eastedge Extras

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Barnes County Status: Vacant as of 5/05 Eastedge, ND is in south-central North Dakota, between I94 and the South Dakota border. It is totally abandoned — a true ghost town. These photos are extras from our archive, taken during a snowstorm on May 1st, 2005.  See the main gallery here. Photos by Troy and Rat, […]