Rural Churches Database

The Journey
The Journey
Barnes County (ND)
Bottineau County (ND)
Burke County (ND)
Burleigh County (ND)
Cavalier County (ND)
Divide County (ND)
Griggs County (ND)
Morton County (ND)
Mountrail County (ND)
Pembina County (ND)
Richland County (ND)
Steele County (ND)
Traill County (ND)
Walsh County (ND)
Williams County (ND)
Clearwater Cty (MN)
Kittson County (MN)
Marshall County (MN)
Polk County (MN)
Other Churches (ND)
Other Churches (MN)
After They Close
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I started this website to compile the histories of these churches and also provide directions to anyone interested in visiting these places (so they don't waste tanks of gas looking for places that may or may not exist). I'll try and add more as I travel back up north.

It seems to be that free churches (AFLC) and what few WELS/ELS I've found are always locked, Missouri Synod (LCMS) churches are unlocked, and it's hit or miss for those with the ELCA. Not all Catholic churches are unlocked either.

Our little church will always stand as a landmark in The steeple points heavenward, to the home God has prepared for each of us through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
Mrs. Marie Anderson writing about the closing of Rindal Lutheran in Marshall County.

1st installment ND rural churches

Third installment of ND rural churches

Second installment of ND churches

First half of Minnesota rural churches

Second half of Minnesota rural churches

Picture video showing abandoned/neglected churches