The city of Langdon, also known as "The Western Gateway to the Rendezvous Region," lies close to the Canadian border. Its small town atmosphere adds charm to this northern city. Beautiful rolling hills provide the backdrop of this quaint North Dakota city.
Like many of the other major cities in North Dakota, Langdon's name derived from a major proponent of the railroads. Realizing the only way a city could prosper during the 19th century, city founders felt by naming the town after Robert Langdon, the Federal Railroad Commissioner, it would appease the commissioner. With the introduction of a railway in late 1887, the city found itself blossoming with new businesses and travelers. With a telephone service arriving in 1899 and the installation of Langdon's Water System in the 20th century, Langdon's population reached a high of 2,500 people. Today about 2,000 individuals claim this beautiful city as home.
Points of Interest
The Rendezvous Region: It's no wonder Langdon earned the nickname of "Western Gateway to the Rendezvous Region" for it hosts the western portion of an historical site. Langdon North Dakota, along with Cavalier, Pembina and Walhalla, form the area of the state known as the Rendezvous region. In the 19th century, these four cities compromised the hub of trading. Native Americans and fur trappers and traders met at this unique area to sell and trade supplies. These annual meetings eventually spurred the name Rendezvous. Visitors can relive this 200-year-old tradition with a visit to the Gringas Trading Post. They can also camp, fish, canoe or swim in the areas many lakes.
Historical Home Walking Tour: The walking tour showcases 12 homes that hold historic significance in Langdon. Houses that chronicle Langdon’s very beginnings (first called Noracong), and those who helped develop the area. Girl Scout Troop #44, along with Lisa Bodnar, Amber Lyons, and Jolyn Chaput put extensive hours of research into the study of the historic homes and the significant events that occurred in and around the buildings.
- Cavalier County Library
- Mt Carmel Dam Recreation Area
- Langdon City Park