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.
This old schoolhouse was converted to a garage at some point in the past, but it still looks good.
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.
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp