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Welcome to Drayton ...

The city of Drayton is located in Pembina County<1>.

The location of Drayton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Drayton has a population of 739 people<3> (see below for details).

Drayton was established in 1878.

The community of Drayton is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Drayton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Drayton is located in the (701) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Drayton had an population of 739 people. This is a decrease of 10.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Drayton had a population of 824 people (or 11.12% of the total population of Pembina County). This makes Drayton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Drayton represents 0.12% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 824 people, the population of Drayton decreased 9.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 913 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Drayton.

Communities Also Named Drayton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Drayton - they are located in Georgia, Ontario and South Carolina (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Drayton.

Communities near Drayton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Drayton.

  • Grafton [Walsh County]
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    • Grafton [Walsh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Drayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,075 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<6>
  • Hallock [Kittson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallock
    • Hallock [Kittson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Drayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 904 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Hallock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hallock<6>
  • Stephen [Marshall County]
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    • Stephen [Marshall County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Drayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Stephen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephen<6>
  • Saint Thomas [Pembina County]
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    • Saint Thomas [Pembina County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Drayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Saint Thomas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Thomas<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kennedy [Kittson County]
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      • Kennedy [Kittson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Drayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Kennedy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennedy<6>
    • Donaldson [Kittson County]
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      • Donaldson [Kittson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Drayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Donaldson
    • Herrick [Walsh County]
    • Pittsburgh [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsburgh
      • Pittsburgh [Pembina County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Drayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsburgh
    • Cashel [Walsh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashel
      • Cashel [Walsh County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Drayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bowesmont [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowesmont
      • Bowesmont [Pembina County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Drayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowesmont

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Drayton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Drayton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Drayton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Drayton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Drayton. See our Newspapers Page for Drayton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Drayton ...

Looking for more information about Drayton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Drayton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Drayton.

Adding Drayton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Drayton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Drayton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Drayton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Drayton on our Genealogy Page.

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Pembina, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Drayton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Drayton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Drayton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, 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 DraytonOur 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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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