Ruthville, North Dakota

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Ruthville, North Dakota
Census-designated place & Unincorporated community
Street in Ruthville
Street in Ruthville
Ruthville, North Dakota is located in North Dakota
Ruthville, North Dakota
Ruthville, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°22′18″N 101°17′56″W / 48.37167°N 101.29889°W / 48.37167; -101.29889Coordinates: 48°22′18″N 101°17′56″W / 48.37167°N 101.29889°W / 48.37167; -101.29889
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Ward
Area[1]
 • Total 0.153 sq mi (0.40 km2)
 • Land 0.153 sq mi (0.40 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,654 ft (504 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 191
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (480/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 701
GNIS feature ID 1031054[3]

Ruthville is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Ward County, North Dakota, United States. Its population was 191 as of the 2010 census.[2]

Ruthville was named after William Mackenroth's daughter Ruth, in 1936, and consisted of a grocery store and gasoline station. The store was leased and then purchased by Bernhard "Bennie" Schimmelpfennig. His sister Esther ran the store while he was in the Army during World War II. He opened the Jet Motel and Cafe that he named after the new Minot Air Base. He also ran the Ruthville Trailer Park. At one time, Bennie owned everything in Ruthville, except for the Hardy Lieberg Sr. home, Bennie's in-laws. When Bennie bought the store, there was no trees. He planted over 7,000 trees in the area.[4]

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