Ayr, North Dakota

Ayr is a small city, and a township, in Cass County, North Dakota. Founded in 1883, its population was seventeen at the 2010 census, and greater than thirty-five percent of its population was sixty-five years old or older.

Ayr is about fifteen miles northeast of Buffalo, twenty miles northwest of Absaraka, twenty-five miles northwest of Casselton, thirty-five miles northeast of Valley City, forty miles northwest of Fargo, forty-five miles southwest of Hillsboro, and fifty miles southeast of Cooperstown.

First named Elgin, the city and township were renamed for Ayr, Scotland, as the area was settled after a Scotch syndicate formed by a group of people from Edinburgh and Ayr, Scotland, purchased a land grant of sixteen sections, just west of the present site of Ayr. Several of the early settlers had come from Ayr, Scotland, as well.
  1. The primary source of information for this site was the "Ayr 100 Years: Our Community of Caring and Sharing" book, which was published for the 100th anniversary of Ayr, North Dakota in 1983.

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