Sims

Name:

Sims

County:

Morton

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

46°46′20″N 101°29′55″W / 46.77222°N 101.49861°W / 46.77222 -101.49861

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Sims is a ghost town in Morton County, North Dakota, United States. The town was founded in 1883, and Sims Scandinavian Lutheran Church was constructed the following year.

Remains:

Sims was founded in 1883 as a coal town. Coal mining and the town’s brickyard helped Sims grow to a population of more than 1,000 people. However, the 1910 Census recorded a population of just 86 people. The population fluctuated over the years, with an estimated 98 people in 1940.

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Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Today, the church has been restored and still worships every other Sunday. The church parsonage has also been restored and is home to the Sims Historical Society Museum.

Remarks:

The post office was founded in 1883 and closed in 1947, with mail routed through Almont, North Dakota, to the south.