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Our Genealogy Helper for Drayton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Drayton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Drayton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Drayton is located in Pembina County.

To see how the shape of North Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pembina County: Kittson (MN), Cavalier & Walsh.

Below are the counties that are near Drayton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Drayton:

  • Pembina County     (The home county of Drayton)
    • Pittsburgh [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsburgh
      • Pittsburgh [Pembina County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Drayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsburgh
    • Bowesmont [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowesmont
      • Bowesmont [Pembina County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Drayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowesmont
    • Saint Thomas [Pembina County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Thomas
      • Saint Thomas [Pembina County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 311 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Thomas<3>
    • Glasston [Pembina County]
    • Joliette [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joliette
      • Joliette [Pembina County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Drayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joliette
    • Hamilton [Pembina County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Pembina County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<3>
    • Crystal [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
      • Crystal [Pembina County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal<3>
    • Canton City [Pembina County]
    • Bathgate [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bathgate
      • Bathgate [Pembina County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bathgate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bathgate<3>
    • Cavalier [Pembina County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavalier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavalier
      • Cavalier [Pembina County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,238 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavalier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cavalier<3>
    • Pembina [Pembina County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembina
      • Pembina [Pembina County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembina<3>
    • Akra [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akra
      • Akra [Pembina County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Drayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akra
    • Huron City [Pembina County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huron City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron City
      • Huron City [Pembina County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Drayton
  • Cavalier County
    • Milton [Cavalier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cavalier County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
  • Grand Forks County
    • Manvel [Grand Forks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manvel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manvel
      • Manvel [Grand Forks County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manvel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manvel<3>
    • Gilby [Grand Forks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilby
      • Gilby [Grand Forks County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 232 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilby<3>
    • Inkster [Grand Forks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inkster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inkster
      • Inkster [Grand Forks County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inkster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inkster<3>
    • Mekinock [Grand Forks County]
  • Walsh County
    • Herrick [Walsh County]
    • Cashel [Walsh County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashel
      • Cashel [Walsh County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton
    • Auburn [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Walsh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Drayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Grafton [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grafton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Walsh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
    • Herriott [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriott
      • Herriott [Walsh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriott
    • Warsaw [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
      • Warsaw [Walsh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Drayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
    • Minto [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minto
      • Minto [Walsh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 592 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minto<3>
    • Mandt [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandt
      • Mandt [Walsh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandt
    • Hoople [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoople have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoople
      • Hoople [Walsh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoople
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoople<3>
    • Ardoch [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ardoch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardoch
      • Ardoch [Walsh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ardoch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ardoch<3>
    • Forest River [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest River
      • Forest River [Walsh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest River<3>
    • Park River [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park River
      • Park River [Walsh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park River<3>
    • Kerry [Walsh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerry
      • Kerry [Walsh County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Drayton
  • Kittson County (MN)
    • Donaldson [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donaldson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donaldson
      • Donaldson [Kittson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donaldson
    • Kennedy [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Kittson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennedy<3>
    • Hallock [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallock
      • Hallock [Kittson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 921 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hallock<3>
    • Humboldt [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humboldt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humboldt
      • Humboldt [Kittson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 42 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
    • Deerwood [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerwood
      • Deerwood [Kittson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Drayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerwood
    • Lake Bronson [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Bronson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Bronson
      • Lake Bronson [Kittson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Bronson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Bronson<3>
    • Lancaster [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Kittson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<3>
    • Halma [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halma
      • Halma [Kittson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 61 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halma<3>
    • Saint Vincent [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Vincent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Vincent
      • Saint Vincent [Kittson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Vincent
    • Noyes [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noyes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noyes
      • Noyes [Kittson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Drayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noyes
    • Karlstad [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Karlstad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Karlstad
      • Karlstad [Kittson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 719 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Karlstad
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Karlstad<3>
  • Marshall County (MN)
    • Stephen [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephen
      • Stephen [Marshall County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephen<3>
    • Argyle [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Marshall County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Argyle<3>
    • Oslo [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oslo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oslo
      • Oslo [Marshall County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oslo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oslo<3>
    • Alvarado [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvarado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alvarado
      • Alvarado [Marshall County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvarado
    • Warren [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Marshall County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warren<3>
    • Strandquist [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strandquist have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strandquist
      • Strandquist [Marshall County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 68 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strandquist
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strandquist<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Drayton, see our County-by-County Page for Drayton.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Drayton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Drayton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Drayton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Drayton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Drayton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Drayton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Drayton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Manitoba
    • Stories from Minnesota
    • Stories from North Dakota

Cemeteries Near Drayton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Drayton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Drayton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Drayton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Drayton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Drayton Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drayton Cemetery
  • Teien Covenant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Teien Covenant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Teien Covenant Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teien Covenant Cemetery
  • Skjeberg Lutheran Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Skjeberg Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Skjeberg Lutheran Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skjeberg Lutheran Cemetery
  • Eagle Point Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eagle Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eagle Point Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Point Cemetery
  • St. Joseph's Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph's Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Joseph's Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Drayton.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph's Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph's Cemetery
  • Red River Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red River Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Drayton.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red River Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red River Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Landstad Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Landstad Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Landstad Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Drayton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Landstad Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landstad Cemetery
    • Fork Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fork Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Drayton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fork Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fork Cemetery
    • Tabitha Lutheran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tabitha Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tabitha Lutheran Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Drayton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tabitha Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabitha Lutheran Cemetery
    • Hillcrest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillcrest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hillcrest Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Drayton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Tree Claim Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tree Claim Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tree Claim Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Drayton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tree Claim Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tree Claim Cemetery
    • Kennedy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kennedy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kennedy Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Drayton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kennedy Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy Cemetery
    • St. Thomas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Thomas Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Drayton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Thomas Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Thomas Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Johns Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Drayton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Johns Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Drayton had a population of 318 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Drayton had a population of 747 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Drayton, with the one closest to Drayton listed first.

  • Drayton [Pembina County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drayton
    • Drayton [Pembina County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Drayton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 318 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Drayton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drayton<3>
  • Pittsburgh [Pembina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsburgh
    • Pittsburgh [Pembina County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Drayton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 15 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pittsburgh had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsburgh
  • Cashel [Walsh County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • While Cashel was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashel
    • Cashel [Walsh County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cashel had a post office and railroad service
  • Bowesmont [Pembina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowesmont
    • Bowesmont [Pembina County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Drayton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bowesmont had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowesmont
  • Mattson [Kittson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mattson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattson
    • Mattson [Kittson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Drayton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mattson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattson
  • Auburn [Walsh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [Walsh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Drayton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Auburn had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
  • Continue List ...
    • Donaldson [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donaldson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donaldson
      • Donaldson [Kittson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Donaldson had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donaldson
    • Saint Thomas [Pembina County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Thomas
      • Saint Thomas [Pembina County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Drayton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 477 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 311 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Thomas had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Thomas<3>
    • Kennedy [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Kittson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Drayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennedy<3>
    • Grafton [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grafton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Walsh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,594 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,157 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grafton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
    • Stephen [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephen
      • Stephen [Marshall County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Drayton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 265 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 645 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stephen had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephen<3>
    • Glasston [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasston
      • Glasston [Pembina County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Drayton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 137 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glasston had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasston<3>
    • Nash [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nash have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nash
      • Nash [Walsh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nash had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nash
    • Big Woods [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Woods
      • Big Woods [Marshall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Drayton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Big Woods had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Woods
    • Hallock [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallock
      • Hallock [Kittson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Drayton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 802 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 921 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hallock had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hallock<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Drayton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Drayton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Drayton ...

While our initial data about Drayton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Drayton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Drayton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Drayton:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Drayton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Drayton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Drayton. See our Misc Page for Drayton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Drayton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Drayton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Drayton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Drayton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5644, Longitude: -97.1798       In this case, the coordinates for Drayton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Drayton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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