Balfour Lutheran

Balfour Lutheran Church, Balfour, North Dakota (McHenry County)

This old Lutheran church is now on private land and ended services several years ago.  It’s located in the quiet community of Balfour, North Dakota in the north-central part of the state.

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Evangelical Lutheran Trinity

Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church, near New Leipzig, North Dakota (Grant County)
Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church, near New Leipzig, North Dakota (Grant County)

Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church. is a Late Gothic Revival Church located near New Leipzig, North Dakota.  Built by German immigrants who settled in the area in the last half of the 19th century, the church was dedicated in 1905 and originally called Trinity Church.  Today, the church is mainly used for ceremonial services (weddings, funerals, etc.) and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

Neuburg Congregational

Neuburg Congregational Church, North Dakota
Neuburg Congregational Church, North Dakota

I saw a photo of Neuberg Congregational Church looking weathered and forgotten, but when I visited it had been recently painted.   This photo was made at the end of a cool day in late May.  The church was built in 1925 by Germans who immigrated by way of Russia.  They had outgrown their original church since founding the congregation in 1898.  More recently, the church was added to the National Register of Historic Places (2007).

Bethel Norwegian Lutheran

Bethel Norwegian Lutheran Church, near Harvey, North Dakota (Wells County)
Bethel Norwegian Lutheran Church, near Harvey, North Dakota (Wells County)

Driving along a rural highway, you can’t miss this church.  Surrounded only be farmland, Bethel Norwegian Lutheran has been fighting the North Dakota winters since 1915. When this part of the state was more active, the trains would pass nearby and small towns marked the stops every few miles.  The closest town is Harvey, about 10 miles west.  Although small, the cemetery beside the church is still active.

Zion Evangelical

Judson Zion Evangelical Church, Judson, North Dakota (Morton County)
Judson Zion Evangelical Church, Judson, North Dakota (Morton County)

This old church was once named the Zion Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ.  That’s definitely a mouthful, so since it’s located in the town of Judson, North Dakota, I think it’s now just called Judson Church.  The privately owned building is located on the corner of a county road west of Bismarck.  Nothing found yet on the construction date.