Temple, North Dakota

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Temple is an abandoned township located in Williams County, North Dakota. There are few remaining structures which include: the Temple Public School, the Temple Lutheran Church, a garage, and several houses. It is a true ghost town, having no current residents.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Temple, ND is located at 48°23'20.31"N 103°03'21.66"W.[1] The elevation is 2,352ft.

History[edit]

The township known as Temple was first established on July 16, 1906, and was originally named Haarstad, for Ole G. Haarstad, the township postmaster and townsite owner.[2] The town was later renamed to "Temple" by officials of the Great Northern Railway. Temple's post office was created on March 12, 1908, and was closed April 30, 1965. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Earth v5.0.11733.9347
  2. ^ Williams, Mary Ann Barnes. "Origins of North Dakota Place Names", Bismarck Tribune (1961)
  3. ^ Eide, Marlene. The Wonder of Williams. North Dakota: Williams County Historical Society (1975)

Coordinates: 48°23′20.31″N 103°03′21.66″W / 48.3889750°N 103.0560167°W / 48.3889750; -103.0560167