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Ardoch

Ardoch Catholic Church, after 1916

Ardoch Catholic Church, after 1916

Ardoch, North Dakota (Incorporated)
Population (2010 Census): 67
Peak Population: 300 in 1890
Total Area: 0.3 square miles
Founded: 1881
Location: NW1/4 Sec. 33-155-52
Township: Ardoch
Other Names: Clare, Kimball and Ardock
Elevation: 827
Zip Code: 58213

Ardoch Catholic Church, after 1916

Ardoch, North Dakota, horizon view, 1908-12

Ardoch, North Dakota, public school, 1920s
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ARDOCH is a small town on the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railroad near the southern line of Walsh County. Early settlers called the place “Kimball,” but it was platted in 1881 as “Clare.” The post office was established February 27, 1882, with John Stevenson as postmaster. He named it for his hometown of Ardoch, Ontario, Canada. For some years the Great Northern Railroad station was spelled “Ardock,” creating a bit of confusion.

In 1884 it had several general stores, a considerable trade, and a population of 100 or more. The town site had an early boom period, claiming a population of 300 in 1890. High hopes continued in 1905, when the Soo Line RR came, making Ardoch a two-railroad town. Since that time, however, the village, which incorporated in 1886, has been in a decline, reporting a population of just 79 in 1980. In 1884 it had several general stores, a considerable trade, and a population of 100 or more. On August 31, 1975, the post office became a CPO of Grand Forks. (1, 2, 3)

Web Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardoch,_North_Dakota

Ardoch, North Dakota, public school, 1920s

Ardoch, North Dakota, public school, 1920s

Ardoch, North Dakota, horizon view, 1908-12

Ardoch, North Dakota, horizon view, 1908-12

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