During a trip to photograph some Saskatchewan places, including Cadillac, Neidpath, and this abandoned bridge, I found myself passing through sleepy Verwood, Saskatchewan, and stopped to grab a few photos.
Verwood is just under 100 kilometers south of Moose Jaw, or 50 miles north of Scobey, Montana. The most interesting structure I saw is Verwood Presbyterian Church (above) which was built in 1916. It looks like it has been vacant for quite some time.
Like many of the southern Saskatchewan towns along the Ghost Town Trail, Verwood was once an official village, but chose to unincorporate in the 1950s (Admiral is another example) and become a hamlet, under the governance of the rural municipality. Even though there are a number of people still living here, effectively, Verwood is no longer a “town.”
The church shown above is the former St. John’s Lutheran Church. I don’t know how long it’s been vacant.
There was also an abandoned one-room school in Verwood at one time, but either I missed it, or it’s not there anymore. What do you know about Verwood? Please leave a comment below.
Photos by Troy Larson, content copyright © 2016 Sonic Tremor Media