Leipzig

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Leipzig

County:

Grant

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Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Leipzig is a ghost town in Grant County, North Dakota, United States. It was abandoned in 1910 when it was bypassed by the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Remains:

The Leipzigers then moved their settlement to that location in May and founded New Leipzig, North Dakota.

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Current Status:

In 1896, 15 German-Russian Leipziger families travelled to the United States and started a new community named after their former home. In 1910, the Northern Pacific Railroad bypassed Leipzig and instead ran 11 miles to the southwest.

Remarks:

The name “Leipzig” is a Slavic word that originated around 1015 in Germany, meaning “a settlement by the lime trees.” A settlement named Leipzig was founded in Bessarabia in 1843 by request of the Emperor of Austria.