Sundal, Minnesota is in Norman County and notable for two striking structures of entirely different character. Sundal is a loose knit collection of farmsteads with a reported population around twenty. On the east end, the abdandoned creamery — the building with the smokestack you see below. On the west end, the beautiful Sundal Lutheran Church. Sundal’s parent township, sometimes spelled Sundahl, is named for a village and river in Norway.
The former Sundal Creamery.
Across the road, this home stands abandoned.
This part of the state, like southern Minnesota, is decidedly more prairie than the forested lands to the northeast.
Sundal Lutheran Church was featured in our book, Churches of the High Plains. The plaque at the bottom of the sign shown below reads: In memory of persons buried 1881 — 1891, Original Cemetery, NW Corner, Sec. 15, Sundal Township
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC