There used to be a lot more teeny towns around here. Lots of them sprang up in the beginning of the 20th century when people were starting homesteads out here. There were more farms, because the farms were smaller. And in the interests of safety and to ward off loneliness, I think, people built their farms in the corners of their sections to be closer together. Then they called themselves a village and named it.
Lots of these places are abandoned, or have been razed by whoever owns the land now. One thing that remains is the cemeteries. Some of these cemeteries are still used by older people who are now passing away, but used to live there. Most of them are only marked by a sign and a fence, and the grave markers are all growing under, unless there is someone who feels it is necessary to keep them neat.