Lockhart, Minnesota is a near-ghost town in Norman County, Minnesota. It’s an unincorporated community with just a few residents, but home to what was once a very impressive school. There were several volumes of a book called “The History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota: Their People, Their Industries and Institutions” by John Turner and C.K. Semling published around 1918 with fairly detailed histories on most of the early settlers in the area. There are a lot of family names in the book that genealogists might find helpful.
A word of caution: a very large, very heavy section of roof hangs precariously overhead in the front entry of this school. We would not recommend anyone explore the interior.
Just inside the front door
It’s hoppin’ downtown
Lockhart Public School
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC