Bathgate is a city in Pembina County, North Dakota in the United States. It sits on the banks of the Tongue River. The population was 66 at the 2000 census. Bathgate was founded in 1881. In 1908 the North Dakota School for the Blind was placed in Bathgate. The building still stands and is now occupied by a publishing company. Bathgate was the childhood home of former world-champion speed skater and figure skater, Norval Baptie.