NAME: Griffin
COUNTY: Bowman
CLIMATE: Hot summers, cold winters.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime but winter. Town becomes inaccesable.
COMMENTS: To get there, follow highway 12. It is about 7 miles west of Bowman and about 6 miles east of Rhame. It is identified by a grain elevator about a 1/4 mile west of the town. Griffin sits about 1/4 mile north of the main road on the opposite side of a rail road. The road that goes over the tracks has been taken out, so a walk of a few yards is nessassary.
REMAINS: Old school house, several newer but abandoned trailer houses, barn, as well as two other buildings, possibly the general store and gas station.
No more residents. Last lived in house burnt down a few years ago. Griffin was along one of the first and best roads in North Dakota. It was called the Yellow Stone Trail and was marked by approx. 3 foot tall stones painted yellow. This road was supposedly north of the town about 2 miles. According to local history, Griffin had a rich cowboy history, even a few main street gun battles were supposed to have taken place. Submitted by: Nina Flippance

Courtesy Justine Sadoff

Griffin Schoolhouse
Courtesy Justine Sadoff

Inside Schoolhouse
Justine Sadoff