NAME: Farmingdale
COUNTY: Pennington
CLIMATE: Cold, snowy winters; hot, dry summers
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Tourist season (summer)
COMMENTS: The ghost town of Farmingdale is named after the surrounding area being capable of sustaining farmland. The town rests on the banks of Rapid Creek. The abandoned railroad grade and State Route 44 cut through the center of town.
REMAINS: Several houses, a school, a junkyard, and an abandoned railroad grade.
The town began along the Milwaukee Road tracks as the railroad was being pushed west to Rapid City in 1907. The town suffered a decline in population during the Dust Bowl of the Great Depression era and from the abandonment of the railroad on March 31, 1980. Submitted by: Andrew Shireman