Whitman, North Dakota

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Whitman, North Dakota
Whitman, North Dakota is located in North Dakota
Whitman, North Dakota
Whitman, North Dakota
Whitman, North Dakota is located in the United States
Whitman, North Dakota
Whitman, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°09′31″N 98°07′11″W / 48.15861°N 98.11972°W / 48.15861; -98.11972Coordinates: 48°09′31″N 98°07′11″W / 48.15861°N 98.11972°W / 48.15861; -98.11972
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
1,529 ft (466 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)701
GNIS feature ID1032797[1]

Whitman is an unincorporated community in Nelson County, North Dakota, United States. Whitman is located along North Dakota Highway 35 and the Northern Plains Railroad 9.3 miles (15.0 km) north of Michigan[2] and about thirty minutes east of Devils Lake.

In 2012, it was reported that the population of Whitman, North Dakota had a population of two people[3] who lived on the edge of the city. Whitman was founded one hundred years earlier in 1912 when the Soo Line Railroad was built through North Dakota. At one time, Whitman had a post office, fire department, lumber yard, community hall and school. In 1959, Whitman consolidated with Michigan City, North Dakota and the school was closed. Hundreds of people showed up for Whitman's Centennial celebration in 2012.

Despite its near ghost town status, Whitman has a very well-kept church, Sarnia United Lutheran Church,[4] in the center of town. St. Catherine's Church of Lomice, North Dakota, located nearby, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[5]


  1. ^ "Whitman". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Nelson County, North Dakota General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). North Dakota Department of Transportation. 2006. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Whitman, North Dakota Town With Population Of 2, Celebrates Centennial With Party Attended By Hundreds". The Huffington Post. July 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "Ghosts of North Dakota". Ghosts of North Dakota.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.